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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Natural Products for Controlling Red Imported Fire Ants

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

2012 Annual Report

1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop new fire ant control products using new and existing toxicants and behavior modifying compounds.

1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Identifying active compounds from plants and other natural materials in South China, which are potentially useful in managing fire ants in the United States.

3. Progress Report:
Defensive compounds from two ant species from China were analyzed and identified. Monitoring of this project continues through frequent telephone and e-mail communications.

4. Accomplishments

Last Modified: 06/24/2017
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