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Research Project: Field Work Evaluating Toxic and Repellent Compounds in Switchgrass and Corn for Rootworm Larvae

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-038-15-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 1, 2014
End Date: Jan 31, 2017

Objective:
Toxic and repellent compounds in switchgrass and corn for rootworm larvae will be identified by cooperators using western corn rootworm larvae that we provide. We will then evaluate their activity in field tests.

Approach:
Insect rearing and field evaluations will be conducted using standard techniques long established in ARS.