Project Number: 2034-43000-040-38-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Aug 25, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2019
Enhance production of U.S. citrus via development and implementation of efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible strategies to reduce pest pressure from Diptera pests.
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.