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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Host Status of Temperate and Tropical Fruits for Apple Maggot Fly

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22430-001-48
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 16, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2018

Objective:
To determine the use of apples and hawthorns by apple maggot fly populations in Washington state and to determine if major tropical fruit crops as well as peaches grown in Asian markets can be hosts of apple maggot flies.

Approach:
The approach is to conduct research to determine 1) use of different varieties of apples as hosts by hawthorn- and apple-infesting apple maggot flies in Washington state; 2) use by apple- and hawthorn-infesting apple maggot flies of apples that are off trees, such as in storage bins or on the ground; 3) non-use of various tropical fruits by hawthorn- and apple-infesting apple maggot flies in Washington; and 4) non-use of peaches by hawthorn- and apple-infesting apple maggot flies in Washington.

Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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