Location: Commodity Protection and Quality
Project Number: 5302-43000-037-22
Start Date: Apr 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Using a 32-channel electronically monitored flight mill system, flight capacity of unmated and mated navel orangeworm adults will be assessed at four ages covering most of the reproductive life of this species. The longest single flight and total flight will be compared 1, 3, 5 and 7 days post eclosion. Since the median is usually the most suitable statistic for this type of data, analysis will be performed using the Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance. Two-way comparisons of sex or mating status within age group will be performed using the Wilcoxon rank sums test.