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Research Project: The Development of a Breeding Station for a Predator of the Coffee Berry Borer

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 2040-43000-017-25-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Sep 30, 2018

Develop designs for breeding stations and attractiveness of various pheromone and fungal lures for predatory flat bark beetles.

Predatory beetle pheromone is being blended with fungal and food odors to find a strong attractant. Attractants are being field tested in a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii with high numbers of the predatory flat bark beetles.