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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOYBEAN APHID MANAGEMENT, RESISTANCE, AND OUTREACH IN THE NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research

Project Number: 1926-22000-024-12
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Mar 01, 2012
End Date: Oct 15, 2012

Objective:
Rear and release parasitoid species approved for introduction against soybean aphid. Evaluate impact on soybean aphid and non-target aphid species.

Approach:
Rear imported parasitoid species approved for introduction in plant growth chambers in sufficient numbers for field release. Release parasitoids in soybean fields and evaluate their establishment and impact on soybean aphid and non-target aphids using field surveys and exclosure experiments.

Last Modified: 8/21/2014
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