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Title: AREAWIDE SUPPRESSION OF FIRE ANTS: DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN MISSISSIPPI, 2006

Author
item Streett, Douglas
item PRANSCHKE, ANTHONY
item Vogt, James
item REED, JACK
item CALLCOTT, ANNE-MARIE

Submitted to: Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/14/2007
Publication Date: 11/1/2007
Citation: Streett, D.A., Pranschke, A.M., Vogt, J.T., Reed, J.T., Callcott, A. Areawide suppression of fire ants: demonstration project in mississippi, 2006. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings: 98-101. 2007. (Conference Proceedings)

Interpretive Summary: Imported fire ants are serious pests that infest 300 million acres in the United States. Regional fire ant programs will need to be initiated to integrate cultural, biological, and chemical control strategies to manage these pests. A USDA-ARS demonstration project for the suppression of fire ants on pastures has entered its sixth year. The impact of these biological control agents integrated with chemical baits for fire ant control are currently being assessed for the project.

Technical Abstract: The USDA-ARS demonstration project for the suppression of imported fire ants has entered its sixth year. In 2005, Mississippi State University joined the project monitoring sites in Clay and Grenada Counties. The Areawide project integrates biological control agents with the chemical bait products hydromethylnon and methoprene. Mississippi’s involvement in the project has focused on black/ hybrid imported fire ants. The following is a report on the status of the USDA-ARS Areawide Suppression of Fire Ants Demonstration Project in Mississippi as of 2006.