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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Thelohania
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                                                 Natchez Trace

                               Regional Management Program for

                                              Imported Fire Ants

                                                      3 November 2003

 

Project initiated July 2003.

 

Sampled mounds at most recreational areas south of Vicksburg

 

Thelohania infected colony found in mound near Lower Choctaw

Boundary; prevalence of infection to be determined.

 

Two sites located for augmentation; sites are challenging because

under rigorous turf management. Six mounds at each site were

inoculated with IFA brood from known infected colonies 5

August 2003.

 

Mounds were resampled October 2003. Establishment of infection

unknown at this time.

 

May re-inoculate spring 2004 if needed.  Two additional locations

with limited disturbance will be selected for inoculations.

 

 Contact: Doug Streett

 (662) 686-5487

 

 


Last Modified: 7/10/2008
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