Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Related Topics

Research Project: Flight-Response of Spotted Wing Drosophila to Olfactory Cues from Conspecific Infested and Grey Mold-Infected Grape Berries

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Project Number: 5302-43000-037-17-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2013

Develop an attract & kill tool for controlling and/or monitoring populations of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in and around table grape production areas.

We will estimate the relative attractiveness of SWD-infested berries, grey-mold infected berries, and high-quality berries by quantifying the flight response of SWD to volatile chemical cues in a flight tunnel bioassay. Subsequently, flight response data will be used as a diagnostic endpoint to isolate and identify key chemical attractants released from berries.

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
Footer Content Back to Top of Page