Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/29/2002
Publication Date: 7/29/2002
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Heath, R.R. 2002. Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulutre Research Station (USDA,ARS) Formitigating Exotic Pest Insects. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Interpretive Summary: ABSTRAT ONLY
Technical Abstract: In 1999, entomology at the USDA/ARS, SHRS was directed to take a proactive approach to the mitigation of exotic insects that threaten U.S. agriculture. The objective of this research is to develop environmentally-safe methods to diminish the risk of introduction of foreign pests into the U.S. Studies on the life history, host range, behavior and chemical ecology will provide information that can used in the development of management strategies for these pests.