Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6038-22000-005-00
Start Date: Dec 20, 2012
End Date: Sep 09, 2015
Research will consist of field and laboratory experiments to determine the behavior, chemical ecology of and novel quarantine treatments for insect pests that can be used in the development of control techniques. Strategies will include the development of new detection and delimitation tools, use of biosafe insecticides in baits and discrete feeding stations, and discovery of components in the insect's biology that can be exploited for formation of control measures for exotic insect pests that affect plant production.