Source: INIFAP, CAMPO EXPERIMENTALES SUR DE TAMAULIPAS submitted to
POPULATION ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, AND METHODS OF CONTROL OF ANASTREPHA POPULATIONS IN VARIOUS HABITATS
Sponsoring Institution
Agricultural Research Service/USDA
Project Status
TERMINATED
Funding Source
Reporting Frequency
Annual
Accession No.
0411485
Grant No.
(N/A)
Project No.
6204-43000-015-02S
Proposal No.
(N/A)
Multistate No.
(N/A)
Program Code
(N/A)
Project Start Date
Jan 1, 2007
Project End Date
Sep 30, 2008
Grant Year
(N/A)
Project Director
MANGAN R L
Recipient Organization
INIFAP, CAMPO EXPERIMENTALES SUR DE TAMAULIPAS
KM.55 CARRETERA TAMPICO-MANTE
ESTACION CUAUHTEMOC, TAMAULIPAS,null null
Performing Department
(N/A)
Non Technical Summary
(N/A)
Animal Health Component
50%
Research Effort Categories
Basic
30%
Applied
50%
Developmental
20%
Classification

Knowledge Area (KA)Subject of Investigation (SOI)Field of Science (FOS)Percent
2111110113020%
2110910113080%
Goals / Objectives
Investigate population dynamics of natural populations of Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens), serpentina fruit fly (A. serpentina), West Indian fruit fly (A. obliqua), and guava fruit fly (A. striata) on native and commercial host plants in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Develop knowledge of how these populations threaten fruit production in subtropical agriculture in the United States. Test attractants for detection or eradication of these pests in the U.S. and Mexico.
Project Methods
Populations of these species will be monitored by trapping and host fruit collection. Host plant lists will be determined by fruit collection in native forests and commercial orchards, with emphasis on foothill and mountain areas of Nuevo Leon. New baits will be developed in Weslaco, Texas, and tested on the native populations in traps and field trials of insecticidal baits. Optimal use of spray programs and bait station deployment will be determined in abandoned or non-productive orchards bordering areas of high native host plant populations.

Progress 01/01/07 to 09/30/08

Outputs
Progress Report Objectives (from AD-416) Investigate population dynamics of natural populations of Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens), serpentina fruit fly (A. serpentina), West Indian fruit fly (A. obliqua), and guava fruit fly (A. striata) on native and commercial host plants in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Develop knowledge of how these populations threaten fruit production in subtropical agriculture in the United States. Test attractants for detection or eradication of these pests in the U.S. and Mexico. Approach (from AD-416) Populations of these species will be monitored by trapping and host fruit collection. Host plant lists will be determined by fruit collection in native forests and commercial orchards, with emphasis on foothill and mountain areas of Nuevo Leon. New baits will be developed in Weslaco, Texas, and tested on the native populations in traps and field trials of insecticidal baits. Optimal use of spray programs and bait station deployment will be determined in abandoned or non-productive orchards bordering areas of high native host plant populations. Significant Activities that Support Special Target Populations Baits were supplied to INIFAP scientists for testing bait stations in eastern Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Populations were surveyed in treated and control orchards. Performance of the bait was interpreted by the INIFAP scientists, and new tests were designed for 2009 to determine optimal station density. Results were reported in joint meetings during May 2008, and revisions were made in bait formulation. Joint meetings were held in August 2008 with Mexican producers to gain access to infested orchards for 2009 testing in the field. The cooperators provide the ADODR with required annual report of ongoing research progress of field trials. This research project will terminate on September 30, 2008. A new formal agreement with INIFAP will be created to initiate field trials during 2009-2011.

Impacts
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