Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 5352-22000-020-16
Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
• Lab rearing trials to compare development times and survival. • Transmission and acquisition trials using known infected potato, with PCR to determine acquisition of the pathogen. • Laboratory examination of whether infected female psyllids produce infective offspring. • Manipulation of photoperiod to determine effects on diapause response and coldhardiness of genetic types.