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Research Project: Biological and Biotechnological Approaches for Management of Insect Vectors and Vector-borne Viruses Affecting Vegetable Crops

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Monitoring Plutella xylostella in the Salinas Valley of California + New management technologies

item Hasegawa, Daniel

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/30/2024
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella is a major insect pest in cole crops in the Salinas Valley of California. The pest causes cosmetic damage to a wide range of crops including broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, often leading to economic losses. This presentation will provide an overview of ongoing monitoring efforts for diamondback moth with the goal of better understanding the population trends of the pest withing the region. The presentation provides an overview of research to develop new management strategies using interfering peptides. The meeting and presentation will attract stakeholders interested in vegetable production in Central Mexico, where similar challenges exist with managing diamondback moth.