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Research Project: REARING AND HOST SPECIFICITY TESTING OF PARASITOIDS OF SOYBEAN APHID

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research

Project Number: 1926-22000-024-06-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2010
End Date: Jul 30, 2012

Objective:
Rear and test host specificity of Asian parasitoids that are candidates for biological control of the soybean aphid.

Approach:
Rear imported parasitoid species in quarantine. Expose them to a range of aphid species to determine which ones they are capable of attacking under laboratory conditions. Draw inferences about potential host range after introduction against soybean aphid.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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