Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research
Project Number: 2040-43000-017-036-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 15, 2020
End Date: Jun 14, 2022
• Continue to cultivate new pest management practices with Phase I nurseries and farms to further develop a systems approach to export compliance. • Conduct field efficacy trials to test new chemicals to control major pests and to determine rotational partners. • Develop a fumigation treatment and conduct postharvest trials to determine best approaches for control of pests. • Provide outreach and grower training to disseminate results and information on the program.
• Survey pests at different stages of pre- and post-harvest to assist with systems approach development. • Conduct field efficacy trials to test new chemicals to control major pests and to determine rotational partners. • Develop a fumigation treatment and conduct postharvest trials to determine controls needed for invasive pests. • Train at least 150 HFNA members and allied industry stakeholders on pest management practices to achieve compliance with County, State and Federal agreements for movement of products intra-state and to domestic and international markets. • Inform the ornamental industry of the tools and resources required to achieve compliance and assist in obtaining the tools and resources • Survey members to determine an increase in confidence of industry members that the risk of rejection by government agencies can be minimized and whether production will increase as a result of the compliance program for exports