Location: Southern Insect Management Research
Project Number: 6066-22000-091-007-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2022
Develop specific molecular-based initiatives that will be used to support the USDA’s Strategic Management Plan for Old World Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera).
Genomics resources developed at Southern Insect Management Research Unit will be used to develop molecular assays based on high-throughput sequencing techniques and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays based on monoclonal antibodies to identify invasive Helicoverpa armigera and hybrids progeny with Helicoverpa zea. These assays will focus on identifying. Antibody-based detection methods will be develop to identify invasive Old World Bollworm (OWB) interceptions at ports of entry.