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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROL OF APPLE MAGGOT FLY Project Number: 1931-21000-019-10
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2008
End Date: Jul 14, 2011

Objective:
1. Examine the impact of hygroscopic feeding stimulants on lethality of attracticidal spheres. 2. Assess the attractiveness of integrated visual and olfactory components of attracticidal spheres. 3. Determine the protective capacity of attracticidal spheres. 4. Assess performance of commercial deployment of attracticidal spheres.

Approach:
We will use laboratory and field-based experiments to determine the most effective attracticidal spheres for apple maggot fly control. Experiments will encompass inclusion of feeding stimulants, feeding attractants, and host apple volatiles. Ultimate evaluations will be made in commercial apple orchards.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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