Project Number: 2034-43000-043-037-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 1, 2021
End Date: Dec 31, 2022
Develop trapping and monitoring systems the improve the ability to predict navel orangeworm damage, and that accomplish this irrespective of the presence or absence of mating disruption.
1) ARS-PI will analyze data provided by University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) coPIs from 2021 and 2022 mating disruption trials in which season-long capture data fom traps baited with meso-dispensers and Peterson traps are correlated with navel orangeworm damage in almond samples taken at harvest. 2) Conduct aging trials with meso-dispenser and Peterson traps in 2021, and conduct field trials in 2022 to improve meso-dispenser trap efficiciency. 3) Conduct laboratory and field studies in 2021 to quantify and, if possible, improve efficiency of female trapping with Peterson and other ovipositional lures.