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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Monitoring Tools for the Detection of Biological Control Parasitoids of the Emerald Ash Borer

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Project Number: 3620-22000-010-03
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Investigate and develop attractants for three emerald ash borer parasitoids.

Approach:
Collect, compare and quantify male- and female-specific volatiles. Determine the GC-EAD activity of the sex-specific compounds. Identify sex-specific compounds with biological activity. Synthesize the new compounds and formulate for behavioral testing. Determine the effects of various environmental and biological parameters on the production of sex-specific compounds. Isolate, identify, and synthesize host and tree related attractants. Wind tunnel and field tests.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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