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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Nematode, Disease, Weed, Insect and Mite Control on Minor Food Crops and Ornamentals

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

Project Number: 0500-00007-097-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
To evaluate the effectiveness and phytotoxicity of nematicides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and acaricides on minor food crops and ornamentals in the southern U.S., and to generate samples for analysis of pesticide residues to be used in registering pesticides on minor food crops and ornamentals.

Approach:
Field and/or greenhouse tests will be conducted under good laboratory/field procedures to determine the effects of pesticides on pests of minor food crops and ornamentals. Nematode, disease, weed, insect, and mite population densities will be monitored in treated and untreated plots and pest damage, crop response and yields will be recorded. Mature fruit and/or plant parts will be harvested, shipped to designated laboratories, and analyzed for pesticide residues. Plant species, pesticides and treatment rates are determined by IR-4 Minor Use Pesticide protocols. Data will be summarized, analyzed, and reports will be submitted to IR-4 Headquarters to support registration and reregistration of pesticides on minor food crops and ornamentals.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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