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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Application of An Aggregation Pheromone for Management of the Diaprepes Root Weevil

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6618-22320-001-40
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Develop an attractant for the Diaprepes root weevil based on newly discovered pheromone.

Approach:
Lab and field behavioral response to pheromone and host plant volatiles; gas chromatograph-coupled electroantennogram analysis of Diaprepes odors and frass.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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