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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF IRRADIATION TREATMENTS FOR HIGH IMPACT INVASIVE SPECIES Project Number: 5320-43000-016-09
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jan 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
The main objective is to assess the effects of ionizing radiation on important invasive pests such as the light brown apple moth, spotted wing drosophila, and European grapevine moth.

Approach:
Dose response test will be conducted with various life stages of each species to determine a radiation dose that retards development or sterilizes adults. Large scale tests with the most tolerant stage of the insect will validate whether the radiation dose provides quarantine security.

Last Modified: 12/25/2014
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