Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Project Number: 6090-21000-055-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 1, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
Measure the effectiveness of different psyllid trap-lure combinations and biocontrol agents in the field.
Sentinel containerized host trees will be used to provide: 1) Enhanced psyllid attraction from natural host chemistry and visual cues; 2) Unlimited opportunities to add other available technology (spore sprayers, acoustic callers, visual cues, odors, etc.) as appropriate toward the objectives; 3) The ability to circumvent limitations inherent to planted trees; and 4) Rapid deployment and adaptability combined with a trap designed to be both a “fungal delivery mechanism” and an efficient trap for quantifying psyllid treatment responses.