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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Flight-Response of Spotted Wing Drosophila to Olfactory Cues from Conspecific Infested and Grey Mold-Infected Grape Berries Project Number: 5302-43000-037-17
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2013

Objective:
Develop an attract & kill tool for controlling and/or monitoring populations of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in and around table grape production areas.

Approach:
We will estimate the relative attractiveness of SWD-infested berries, grey-mold infected berries, and high-quality berries by quantifying the flight response of SWD to volatile chemical cues in a flight tunnel bioassay. Subsequently, flight response data will be used as a diagnostic endpoint to isolate and identify key chemical attractants released from berries.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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