Project Number: 2034-43000-037-20-A
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 1, 2013
End Date: Jan 31, 2015
Enhance production of California tree nuts via development of efficient, economical, and environmentally benign chemical strategies to reduce pest pressure in orchards.
We will assess the insecticide metabolites formed by fungus on the surface of nut hulls by conducting metabolic profiling using fungal cultures. We will also integrate laboratory metabolic profiling results (above) with collection and analysis of field samples to assess fungal-derived insecticide products and residual insecticide effectiveness under field conditions.