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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Navel Orangeworm Control and Insecticide Fate-Transport

Location: Commodity Protection and Quality

Project Number: 5302-43000-037-20
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 01, 2013
End Date: Jul 31, 2014

Objective:
Enhance production of California tree nuts via development of efficient, economical, and environmentally benign chemical strategies to reduce pest pressure in orchards.

Approach:
We will assess the insecticide metabolites formed by fungus on the surface of nut hulls by conducting metabolic profiling using fungal cultures. We will also integrate laboratory metabolic profiling results (above) with collection and analysis of field samples to assess fungal-derived insecticide products and residual insecticide effectiveness under field conditions.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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