Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 2092-22430-001-53
Start Date: Jul 01, 2014
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
1) Field trials to assess the effects of defense elicitors on pear spylla and natural enemies. 2) Greenhouse assays to determine whether increasing potassium or magnesium availability improves the efficacy of defense elicitors. 3) Laboratory experiments to investigate the effects of induced defenses on psylla endosymbionts.