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Management of Shoot Boring Moths from Genus Rhyacionia and Eucosma with Attract and Kill Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2001-33610-11232
Agency Tracking Number: 2001-03203
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4134 N. Vancouver Ave, Ste 105
Portland, OR 97217
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Philipp Kirsch
 (503) 288-2493
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Jacobs
Title: Business Administrator
Phone: (503) 288-2493
Research Institution

IPM Technologies Phase I research proves technical feasibility for novel and patented attract & kill formulations (Last CallTM) targeting European pine shoot moth, Rhyacionia buoliana, and Western pine shoot borer, Eucosma sonomana in pine plantations, tree nurseries, and Christmas tree farms. In the U.S., R. buoliana infestations can limit growth rate and lumber value in commercial and ornamental pines; in South America, yields are reduced up to 66% on radiata pine. E. sonomana limits ponderosa and lodgepole pine growth by 25-30% in the Western U.S. Phase I research characterized application timing, placement, formulation longevity and behavioral efficacy against these two species. In Phase II, commercial scale trials in collaboration with forest industry partners will target E. sonomana in the U.S., and R. bouliana in the United States, South America and Europe. Feasibility of this technique will be explored against two other cogeneric North American species: R. frustrana and E. gloriola. A&K technology very selectively removes male moths of the target species form the ecosystem with negligible impact on other organisms by combining the selectivity of pheromones (0.21 g/ha) with the toxicity of insecticides (7.92 g/ha) in a hydrophobic bait that precludes run-off or drift, thus preventing ecosystem contamination and damage.

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