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Research Project: Non-Proprietary Agreement Between Fondazione Edmund Mach Di San Michele All'adige and USDA Agricultural Research Service

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics

Project Number: 2034-22000-010-30
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 17, 2013
End Date: Jun 16, 2016

1) To describe the substrate-borne signals associated with intraspecific communication and mating behavior of Homalodisca vitripennis; and 2) determine which signals are effective to attract, repel, and/or disrupt mating of H. vitripennis.

Individuals will be placed on host plants and their behavior monitored via a laser vibrometer and video surveillance. A second series of studies will determine which H. vitripennis vibrational signals can be exploited in a management program for this pest via playback experiments.

Last Modified: 11/29/2015
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