Project Number: 5320-43000-016-09-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
The main objective is to assess the effects of ionizing radiation on important invasive pests such as the light brown apple moth, spotted wing drosophila, and European grapevine moth.
Dose response test will be conducted with various life stages of each species to determine a radiation dose that retards development or sterilizes adults. Large scale tests with the most tolerant stage of the insect will validate whether the radiation dose provides quarantine security.