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Research Project: Identification of Chemical Lure for Spotted Wing Drosophila

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 2092-22430-001-26
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Feb 15, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Identify chemical attractants from wine and vinegar to develop a lure for spotted wing drosophila.

Approach:
Chemical analysis of volatiles of attractive baits, isolation and identification of chemicals that are attractive to the fly, and field testing of chemical combinations in controlled release formulations as a trap lure.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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