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Research Project: Quantifying Efficacies Associated with Systems-approaches to Insect Pest Control

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Project Number: 2034-43000-040-35-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2016
End Date: May 16, 2019

Objective:
Conduct entomological and statistical research to increase the utilization of systems approaches to mitigate risk of quarantine insects, thereby decreasing the use of insecticides and postharvest fumigants.

Approach:
Using a collaborative effort between United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), the University of California, and industry, will conduct entomological and statistical research to increase the utilization of systems approaches to mitigate risk of quarantine insects, thereby decreasing the use of insecticides and postharvest fumigants. Empirical data will be collected respective to each element of the system, several contemporary statistical models will be used to predict the overall effect of the system, and then the models will be tested using empirical data obtained for the system. Research results will be published as peer-reviewed manuscripts and reported to cooperators as well as stakeholders.