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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Improved Technology for Detection, Control and Eradication of Invasive Fruit Flies

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 2040-22430-025-28
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Feb 13, 2014
End Date: Feb 28, 2015

Objective:
Develop improved technology for detection and control of invasive tephritid fruit flies in California.

Approach:
1) Improve spatial deployment and optimize numbers of traps in fruit fly trapping grids. 2) Evaluate effectiveness of insecticide for control of tephritid fruit flies. 3) Determine possibility of reducing male annihilation treatments used in control of oriental fruit fly and evaluate fluorinated methyl eugenol as a replacement for methyl eugenol.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014
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