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Unifying Behavioral and Chemical Control for Apple Maggot Fly and other…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72543
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00073
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pest Management Innovations, LLC
P.O.Box 1363 Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Unifying Behavioral and Chemical Control for Apple Maggot Fly and other Tephritids
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15512
Award Amount: $57,941.00
 

Abstract:

The apple maggot fly is a key summer insect pest of commercial apple production in the Northeast and Midwest, and poses and increasing threat to mid-Atlantic production. As an alternative to organophosphate insecticide sprays against apple maggot fly, behavioral control using odor-baited, sticky-coated sphere traps has been demonstrated as highly effective in controlling damage from apple maggot, but is prohibitively difficult and expensive to maintain. This project will refine a unique trapping mechanism to deliver toxicant to foraging apple maggot fly adults, creating a comprehensive trapping system available and effective at all levels of managment: from backyard growers to commercial production to eradication programs. Through the behavioral example of apple maggot fly, this project will also provide the basis for implementation of unified behavioral/chemical control for other fruit flies of economic importance.

Principal Investigator:

Starker E. Wright
3045352144
swright@bugtrappers.com

Business Contact:

Starker E. Wright
3045352144
swright@bugtrappers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pest Management Innovations, LLC
P.O.Box 1363 Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No