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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Evaluation of Soil Treatments for Control of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Oriental Fruit Fly and Melon Fly (2012)

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 2040-22430-025-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

1) Conduct preliminary laboratory tests and develop small field plot bioassays to evaluate soil treatments for efficacy against MFF, OFF, and MF. 2) Conduct field tests of most promising diazinon replacements against larvae and pupae of MFF, OFF, and MF.

Tests will be conducted in the laboratory and in small field tests in Hawaii with MFF, OFF, and MF. Seven treatments will be laboratory formulated and field tested: 1) Warrior, 2) Force, 3) Gardstar, 4) Entrust, 5) Cyazypyr, 6) Radiant, and 7) Diazinon. Treatments against larvae and pupae will be tested in plastic containers in the laboratory and later in small pots with soil with four replications in a completely randomized block design and subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA)(Proc GLM) and means separated with a least significant difference (LSD) test at the P = 0.05 level.

Last Modified: 05/24/2017
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