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2002Competitive Research Grants — New Projects Funded

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NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2002-2003
Applied Field Ecology
Biological Controls
Biorational Use of Biotic Agents or Chemicals
Cultural Controls
Decision Support
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NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2002-2003

Applied Field Ecology

Biology and Overwintering of the Corn Leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis, and Corn Stunt Spiroplasma, Spiroplasma kunkelii, and Epidemiology of Corn Stunt Disease in the San Joaquin Valley. C. G. Summers, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier.

Effects of Plant Age at the Time of Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) Infection on Yields. A. T. Ploeg, Nematology, UC Riverside.

Biological Controls

Improved Biological Control of Fire Blight of Pear and Apple by Introduction of Antagonistic Bacteria into Unopened Flowers. S. E. Lindow, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley.

Biorational Use of Biotic Agents or Chemicals

Control of the Olive Fruit Fly (OLFF), Bactrocera oleae, through Postharvest Fruit Sanitation and Spinosad Baits (GF-120). R. A. Van Steenwyk, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), UC Berkeley.

Bait Development for Ant Control in Vineyards. J. H. Klotz, Entomology, UC Riverside.

Cultural Controls

Cultural Manipulation of Crop/Weed Competitive Relations in a Rice Cropping System. A. J. Fischer, Vegetable Crops, UC Davis.

Implementation Value of Root-Galling Resistance and Reproduction Resistance for Root-Knot Nematode Management in Dry Beans. P. A. Roberts, Nematology, UC Riverside.

Integrated Management of Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium). R. G. Wilson, UC Cooperative Extension, Lassen County, and J. M. DiTomaso, Vegetable Crops, UC Davis.

Decision Support

Development and Application of a PCR-Based Detection Method for Predicting the Incidence of Beet Curly Top Virus in Leafhoppers and in Tomato Crops. R. L. Gilbertson, Plant Pathology, UC Davis.

Decision Support System for IPM of Prune Brown Rot. T. J. Michailides, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier.

Development of an Economic Injury Level and Monitoring Methods for Cottony Cushion Scale Icerya purchasi, and the Predatory Beetle Vedalia Beetle Rodolia cardinalis. E. E. Grafton-Cardwell, Entomology, UC Riverside/Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, and John Trumble, Entomology, UC Riverside.


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