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The Mediterranean fruit fly is an important invasive pest species. TCCPRU research supports maintaining the mainland U.S. free of this and other important quarantine pest fruit flies.The specimen pictured is a putative mutant heterozygote for a white eye trait. Photo: S. Sim.
Post-harvest treatment of mixed fruit. TCCPRU researchers have enabled safe export of tropical commodities such as these by studying effective treatments that can be used against a variety of pests. Photo: M. Wall.
Coffee Berry Borer (CBB- right) and two flat bark beetle predators. CBB is an important invasive pest of coffee in Hawaii and around the world. Photo: E. Brill.
Oriental fruit flies (Bactrocera dorsalis) responding to a methyl eugenol in a Y-tube olfactometer. Screening attractants for detection, control and eradication of invasive pests is an important research area for the unit. Photo: N. Manoukis
The Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research is located in Hilo, HI and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is Nicholas Manoukis.
64 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720