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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Evaluation, Integration, and Implementation of Non-Fumigation Based Pest Management Approaches for Food Processing Facilities

Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit

Project Number: 5430-43000-032-16
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
Studies show that aerosol insecticides can kill the red flour beetle and confused flour beetle in flour mills, and that aerosols also give residual control. In this project we will evaluate different aerosols applied from a portable application system, compare the residual control with aerosols applied through a fixed application system, and evaluate if the aerosols are dispersing to obstructed sites within a mill.

Approach:
We will conduct studies to evaluate dispersion of aerosols in field sites using different aerosols applied from a portable application system, and compare the residual control with aerosols applied through a fixed application system. We will conduct experiments measuring spatial variation in treatment efficacy in food facilities. We will also conduct long-term monitoring studies of pest population levels and environmental conditions at various facilities.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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