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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Optimization and Field-Testing of Synthetic Sex Attractants for Two Psyllid Pests of Pears (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22430-001-23
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
To optimize sex pheromone attractants for field use in monitoring or managing two species of pear psyllids, pests of pears in North America and Europe.

Approach:
1. Olfactometer trials to demonstrate attractiveness of compounds isolated from female psyllids. 2. Field tests of synthesized forms of products identified in the first objective, using attractant-baited sticky traps. 3. Seasonal comparison in field of the synthesized products, by comparing trap catch of psyllids on attractant-baited traps at various times of season.

Last Modified: 4/25/2014
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