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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: FIELD COLLECTIONS OF HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS AND HELICOVERPA ZEA FOR MONITORING BT RESISTANCE

Location: Aerial Application Technology Research Unit

Project Number: 6202-22000-032-01
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jun 15, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2013

Objective:
Determine the susceptibility/tolerance/resistance of Heliothis virescens and Helicoverpa zea to Bt toxins.

Approach:
Local crops grown by agricultural producers and experimental plantings of susceptible crops/hosts made by ARS will be monitored for occurrence of larvae. When available in sufficient numbers for bioassays, larvae will be collected during the growing season, placed in plastic cups containing diet, and shipped via overnight express to the locations where bioassays are being conducted.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014
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