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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Efforts to Disrupt Winterform Re-Entry Using Repellents Or Attractants

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22430-001-39
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Test repellent and attractant as means to disrupt colonization of pear orchards by overwintered pear psylla, and to disrupt or delay mating of overwintered psylla.

Approach:
Laboratory and field trials will be done using a psyllid repellent being developed by ISCA Technologies, to determine if the product is repellent to pear paylla. Laboratory assays will be done using a sex pheromone attractant of pear psylla to determine whether saturation of the air with this product leads to delays in males locating females, and in inseminating females.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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