Start Date: Feb 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
EBCL will subcontract for the mass-rearing operation. EBCL will supply the live olive fly parasitoids from our laboratory cultures, and will train the contractors as needed to ensure they have the information needed to successfully rear the natural enemies. The contractor will initially visit EBCL to learn how the parasitoids are reared, and EBCL staff will later visit their facility for additional training as needed. EBCL will assist the contractor in delivering the live parasitoids to California cooperators in large numbers for summer release into field sites.