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Research Project: Development of Biological Control Agents for Monoecious Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle) and Floating Hearts (Nymphoides spp.) in the US

Location: Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation

Project Number: 0210-22310-007-012-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 22, 2018
End Date: Jul 21, 2023

To conduct seasonal searches for hydrilla and floating heart biological control agents, primarily in China and South Korea; 2) identify and genetically characterize collected agents; 3) initiate quarantine host-specificity testing on hydrilla agents, and 4) develop documents and data needed to allow entry of agents into the U.S.

Conduct overseas exploration of insect biocontrol agents for hydrilla and floating hearts.