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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Impregnated Materials for Management of Stable Flies Around Livestock Facilities

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Project Number: 6036-32000-047-01
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Dec 01, 2011
End Date: Nov 30, 2015

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative project is to confirm efficacy of treated materials to kill stable flies over extended periods of time under laboratory and field conditions. Phase 2 - objective is to confirm efficacy of treated materials to kill stable flies and prevent them from entering animal production units in the field.

Approach:
Insecticide-treated fabrics will be bioassayed in the laboratory to obtain LT50s for each fabric type. Fabrics will be placed in the field around livestock research facilities in Ghana, Kenya and other African countries for management of biting flies. Phase 2 - Insecticide-treated fabrics will be placed around tethered livestock in semi-field conditions and monitored for management of stable flies.

Last Modified: 11/1/2014
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