Location: Biological Control of Pests Research2012 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.