COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROL OF APPLE MAGGOT FLY
Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection
Project Number: 1931-21000-019-10
Start Date: Apr 01, 2008
End Date: Jul 14, 2011
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.
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.