Location: Biological Control of Pests Research
Project Number: 6066-22320-010-002-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2016
End Date: Jun 30, 2022
(1) The goal of this project is to discover, develop, and foster commercialization of new, natural insect management products for control of insects of medicinal, veterinary, and urban concern. (2) To improve rearing methods for imported fire ants and develop new rearing method for tawny crazy ants.
(1) Collect biological material from terrestrial, aquatic, and marine sources for which there are reasons to suspect the presence of arthropod-active compounds. (2) Conduct bioassay-directed isolation of insect-active compounds against mosquitoes, fire ants, termites, and other insects of medicinal, urban, or veterinary concern. (3) Scale up the production of compounds of interest in order to conduct development research. (4) Conduct development research, such as insect target range and toxicological studies.