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Research Project: Impact of Bioenergy Crops on Pests, Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Agricultural and Non-Crop Landscapes.

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Project Number: 2020-22620-022-03-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2011
End Date: Feb 28, 2017

Objective:
Quantify the impact of the introduction of bioenergy feedstock crops (canola and switchgrass) on the pest, natural enemy and pollinator complex in the Arkansas and Oklahoma agroecosystem.

Approach:
We will study various aspects of arthropod dispersal in complex agroecosystems containing potential biofuel crops using protein mark-capture methods.