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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Development of An "early Warning" Monitoring Tool for Potato Psllid, the Vector of Zebra Chip Disease of Potatoes

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22000-020-11
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 30, 2012
End Date: Nov 30, 2014

Objective:
Develop monitoring methods for potato psyllid, and determine effects of tuber storage on disease progression.

Approach:
1. Olfactometer tests to assess activity of putative chemical attractants 2. Identification of attractants using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry 3. Field tests to assess field activity of compounds 4. Comparison of compounds with standard monitoring tools (yellow sticky traps) 5. Field tests to determine relationship between timing of psyllid infestation and expression of disease symptoms in tubers

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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