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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Novel Methods to Monitor Citrus Greening and Its Psyllid Vector

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Project Number: 6635-21000-055-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Nov 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Measure the effectiveness of different psyllid trap-lure combinations and biocontrol agents in the field.

Approach:
Sentinel containerized host trees will be used to provide: 1) Enhanced psyllid attraction from natural host chemistry and visual cues; 2) Unlimited opportunities to add other available technology (spore sprayers, acoustic callers, visual cues, odors, etc.) as appropriate toward the objectives; 3) The ability to circumvent limitations inherent to planted trees; and 4) Rapid deployment and adaptability combined with a trap designed to be both a “fungal delivery mechanism” and an efficient trap for quantifying psyllid treatment responses.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014
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