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Research Project: Development of Irradiation Treatments for Export Fruit Markets: Phytosanitary Doses for High-Impact Invasive Pests

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 5320-43000-016-15
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 12, 2013
End Date: Aug 11, 2014

Objective:
Radiobiological studies will be performed toward development of irradiation quarantine treatments for mango stone weevil, Sternochetus oliveiri, and red wax scale, Ceroplastes rubens, and/or other quarantine scale or mealy bug species on tropical fruits.

Approach:
Research will progress through three stages: dose response studies with all life stages, determination of the most tolerant stage, and large-scale testing at a dose predicted to control the most tolerant stage.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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