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Research Project: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Systems Approach Components for Western Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis Indifferens)

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Project Number: 2092-22430-001-16-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2009
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Evaluate the components of the systems approach for sweet cherry, including (1) the use of larval distribution data, (2) chemical controls, and (3) fruit inspection.

The infestation patterns of western cherry fruit fly larvae within orchards will be determined bt sampling fruit and rearing larvae out. Effects of insecticides on larval infestations will be determined by applying insecticides at specified intervals and collecting fruit and examining them for larvae. Brown sugar and hot water detection methods for larvae will be compared by determining the numbers of larvae collected versus total numbers present, and improved if needed by altering the crusinging mechanisms.

Last Modified: 10/15/2017
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