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Research Project: Biocontrol with Benefits: Enhancing Sustainability by Adding Value

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Project Number: 6042-22000-023-08-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2018
End Date: Mar 31, 2021

Objective:
Upon application of entomopathogenic nematodes for peachtree borer control determine: 1. If entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes in peaches. 2. If Entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to controlling various root-feeding weevils found in peaches. 3. If entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to suppression of certain plant diseases such as Armillaria.

Approach:
The nematode Steinernema carpocapsae will be applied for peachtree borer control. Subsequently efficacy in controlling peachtree borer, plant parasitic nematodes, root-weevils, and Armillaria will be assessed. The location of these experiments will be the USDA-ARS Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Byron, GA.