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Research Project: Meso-emitters for Mating Disruption of Navel Orangeworm: Factors Affecting Communication Disruption and Crop Protection

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality Research

Project Number: 2034-43000-040-64-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 1, 2018
End Date: Nov 30, 2019

Objective:
1) Test whether a more complete pheromone blend can improve mating disruption. 2) Test whether hanging dispensers lower can save time and labor without sacrificing effectiveness.

Approach:
Use season-long randomized complete block field trials to examine the effects described in the objectives above on navel orangeworm behavior (as reflected in moths captured in traps) and damage to almonds in treatment plots.