Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6631-22000-005-11
Start Date: May 02, 2011
End Date: May 01, 2014
A multidisciplinary approach will combine: 1. Chemical identification/separation of volatiles (GC, GC-MS, spinning band distillation). 2. Electrophysiology studies of RAB olfactory response (EAG and GC-EAD). 3. Lab bioassays of RAB behavioral response (Olfactometers, flight tunnels, video analysis) and 4. Field tests to confirm semiochemical efficacy, lure formulations, and field life.