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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: POST-HARVEST DRENCHES CONTAINING ESSENTIAL OILS TO CONTROL EGGS OF PEST SLUGS AND SNAILS IN THE GROWING MEDIUM OF POTTED PLANTS

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 5320-43000-016-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jan 01, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2011

Objective:
To identify safe, effective treatments for controlling the eggs of slugs and snails using drenches of aqueous solutions of essential oils applied to potted plants.

Approach:
Bioassays will be conducted in Hawaii and in California testing different formulations of various essential oils against the eggs of pest species of slugs and snails. Research will be carried out in petri diss trials and using drenches of the growing medium of potted plants. Formerly 5320-43000-015-10R (06/11).

Last Modified: 7/22/2014
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