Location: Crop Bioprotection Research
Project Number: 5010-22000-010-03-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2009
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Investigate and develop attractants for three emerald ash borer parasitoids.
Collect, compare and quantify male- and female-specific volatiles. Determine the GC-EAD activity of the sex-specific compounds. Identify sex-specific compounds with biological activity. Synthesize the new compounds and formulate for behavioral testing. Determine the effects of various environmental and biological parameters on the production of sex-specific compounds. Isolate, identify, and synthesize host and tree related attractants. Wind tunnel and field tests.