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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Assessment of Application Coverage to Control Navel Orangeworm

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality

Project Number: 5302-43000-037-24
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Mar 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2014

Objective:
Investigate the length of persistence of the new soft insecticides in pistachios that target navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella).

Approach:
Pistachios will be sprayed by commercial cooperators and collected at intervals over a 4-8 week period. These pistachios will be challenged in the lab by infesting them with known numbers of eggs and assessing adult emergence. Additional experiments conducted in the field will assess insecticide efficacy against sentinel eggs and adults. Bioassays will be conducted evaluating contact toxicity as well.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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