Location: Commodity Protection and Quality
Project Number: 2034-43000-040-05
Start Date: Mar 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
Pistachios will be sprayed by commercial cooperators and collected at intervals over a 4-8 week period. These pistachios will be challenged in the lab by infesting them with known numbers of eggs and assessing adult emergence. Additional experiments conducted in the field will assess insecticide efficacy against sentinel eggs and adults. Bioassays will be conducted evaluating contact toxicity as well.