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Research Project: EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF SYSTEMS APPROACH COMPONENTS FOR WESTERN CHERRY FRUIT FLY (RHAGOLETIS INDIFFERENS)

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22430-001-25
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jan 25, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
Evaluate the components of the systems approach for sweet cherry, including the use of larval distribution data, chemical controls, and fruit inspection.

Approach:
1. The distribution of cherry fruit fly infestations in orchards will be examined by sampling cherry orchards. 2. Sprays will be made on trees before harvest to determine their effects on fly control. 3. The brown sugar flotation and hot water methods will be compared to determine their efficacy in detecting fly larvae. 4. Modifications of the crushing device and methods will be made with the aim of detecting higher numbers of larvae.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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