Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21220-005-20-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2018
End Date: Sep 14, 2019
Characterize the potential for synergy between metal-based agro-chemicals and other fungicides, to impart cross-resistance on selected populations of the Colorado potato beetle.
From populations of beetles collected in potato fields, we will further investigate genetic biomarkers for over-regulation of resistance mechanisms in select populations where we have known history of extreme resistance (eastern U.S.) in comparison to populations where insecticide susceptibility remains high (western U.S.). Further, the same genetic responses observed in ARS laboratory investigations might not be seen within populations obtained from other locations due to the evolution and heterogeneity of the insects, but we can use the extracted RNA for later RNAseq analyses to determine the over-expressed genes in future investigations.