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Research Project: Collection, Rearing, and Shipment of the Candidate Guineagrass Biological Control Agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya

Location: Livestock Arthropod Pests Research

Project Number: 3094-32000-039-66-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 1, 2019

Objective:
Collect Buakea kaueae from locations in Kenya; rear colony of insect in ICIPE greenhouses; ship live material to U.S. to establish colony and evaluate as a biocontrol agent of Guineagrass, which interacts with cattle fever ticks.

Approach:
Collect, rear, and ship the candidate Guineagrass biological control agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya.