Project Number: 2034-43000-040-05-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 1, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2016
Investigate the length of persistence of the new soft insecticides in pistachios that target navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella).
Pistachios will be sprayed by commercial cooperators and collected at intervals over a 4-8 week period. These pistachios will be challenged in the lab by infesting them with known numbers of eggs and assessing adult emergence. Additional experiments conducted in the field will assess insecticide efficacy against sentinel eggs and adults. Bioassays will be conducted evaluating contact toxicity as well.