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Research Project: Development and Evaluation of Attractants for Anastrepha Fruit Flies

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Project Number: 2034-43000-040-38-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Aug 25, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
Enhance production of U.S. citrus via development and implementation of efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible strategies to reduce pest pressure from Diptera pests.

Approach:
Research will focus on the development and evaluation of attractants for Anastrepha fruit flies. Using a cooperative effort between USDA-ARS, USDA-APHIS, and the U.S. citrus industry, technologies will be developed and collaboratively evaluated at the laboratory- and commercial-scale, respectively, with results immediately transferred to regulatory and industry end-users for consideration and prioritization. A key feature of this work will be to assist in determination of critical needs for data to support development or evaluation of systems approaches for the control of diptera pests.