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Research Project: Improved Risk Modeling and Monitoring for Invasive Fruit Pests

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Project Number: 2092-22430-002-38-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
Develop risk based models and decision support tools to reduce the arrival and establishment of exotic plant pest species by mapping the potential for establishment of European cherry fruit fly, brown marmorated stink bug, blueberry maggot, and spotted wing drosophila in the United States, integrate landscape heterogeneity maps with ecological niche models and travel optimization programs to increase the efficacy and decrease the costs associated with pest trapping programs, and field testing optimization of trapping programs.

Approach:
Develop risk based models and decision support tools to reduce the arrival and establishment of exotic plant pest species by mapping the potential for establishment of European cherry fruit fly, brown marmorated stink bug, blueberry maggot, and spotted wing drosophila in the United States, integrate landscape heterogeneity maps with ecological niche models and travel optimization programs to increase the efficacy and decrease the costs associated with pest trapping programs, and field testing optimization of trapping programs.