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Research Project: Investigating the Effect of UV-C Irradiation on Strawberry Insect Pest Cyclamen Mite

Location: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement, and Protection

Project Number: 8080-21000-032-31-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2020
End Date: Mar 31, 2021

Objective:
The overall objective of this project is to determine the effect of UV-C light irradiation on cyclamen mite infestation in the strawberry crown.

Approach:
We will use the Phyllolux UV-C technology with dark period in this study. Strawberry plants will be infested with cyclamen mite and exposed to UV-C irradiation followed by a dark period. Strawberry crowns will be evaluated periodically for the level of cyclamen mite infestation. Data will be summarized and statistical analysis performed.