Location: Aerial Application Technology Research
Project Number: 3091-22000-032-01-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 15, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Determine the susceptibility/tolerance/resistance of Heliothis virescens and Helicoverpa zea to Bt toxins.
Local crops grown by agricultural producers and experimental plantings of susceptible crops/hosts made by ARS will be monitored for occurrence of larvae. When available in sufficient numbers for bioassays, larvae will be collected during the growing season, placed in plastic cups containing diet, and shipped via overnight express to the locations where bioassays are being conducted.