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Development of alternatives to insecticide dips for Japanese beetle quarantine procedures
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The objectives of this research are to develop techniques that

  • provide quarantine levels of control of Japanese beetle grubs in nursery crops
  • are less detrimental to the environment than traditional insecticides
  • This research involves testing various application techniques for the control of Japanese beetle grubs in pre- and post-harvest plants, including dipping, drenching, and chemigation.

    In addition, we are testing reduced-risk insecticides and natural plant-derived materials to determine their efficacy against Japanese beetle grubs.

    This research is being conducted in commercial nurseries in collaboration with Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University, McMinnville, TN.


    For more information contact:
    Mike Reding