Location: European Biological Control Laboratory
Project Number: 0212-22000-024-08
Start Date: Jul 16, 2010
End Date: Jul 15, 2015
Two related approaches will be utilized: 1/ Discover and characterize new species of natural enemies by conducting foreign exploration in the CLB-infected area of Italy. 2/ Conduct basic biological, behavioral, genetic and ecological studies to evaluate impact of natural enemies on target pests and non-targets using various laboratory and field study methods, and evaluating the impact of environmental factors which limit or increase their effectiveness.