Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Project Number: 1926-22000-023-07-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2011
End Date: May 1, 2014
(1) Survey and collection of natural enemies (parasitoids) associated with emerald ash borers and buprestids infesting ash (Fraxinus spp) trees; (2) Import natural enemies to U.S. for quarantine evaluation; and (3) Investigate the role of natural enemies in regulating the pest populations.
Investigate natural enemies of emerald ash borers on girdled ash trees in Russia at several suitable study sites determined from the previous study. Inventory and collect natural enemies attacking the target pest, assess role in population dynamics of pest, set priorities for importation, and ship promising species to Newark for further study. Monitor and sample selected sites intensively to determine the role of natural enemies in population dynamics. Hand carry or ship by air freight, natural enemies to U.S.