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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

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

Approach:
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.