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ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION 2008 PROGRAM UPDATE THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2008.

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1 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION 2008 PROGRAM UPDATE THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2008

2 AREA AREA AREA ARIZONA PBW ERADICATION AREAS

3 COTTON ACRES BY COUNTY

4 Here you can see the sticks in the ground.

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8 All three transplanters going at once.

9 Here is one of the Arizona cotton growers PBW SIT planes in Coolidge, AZ.

10 Here is a look at the inside of the plane, which houses the machine used to drop the sterile insects.

11 This shows the auger [what the insects fall into and are “churned” out on top of cotton fields].

12 Here you can see Michelle Walters, USDA, taking one of the boxes of PBW out of the container. They are transported in orange boxes inside of the metal drop boxes. Triangular “cooler packs” are removed prior to placing them into the plane.

13 Off they go…. Over the cotton fields!

14 Here is a printed flight map. The blue lines show where the plane has flown; the pink is when they are releasing moths. The green, yellow and red squares are cotton fields.

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16 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM STERILE PBW RELEASE SUMMARY DATA M M M ARIZONA MOTH ALLOCATION (MILLIONS OF MOTHS PER WEEK) Data courtesy of Ernie Miller

17 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM STERILE PBW RELEASE SUMMARY DATA (BILLIONS OF MOTHS RELEASED) Data courtesy of Ernie Miller

18  Bt Released 2x per week (104 moths/acre/week)  Non-Bt released 3x per week (2,730 moths/acre/week)  Yuma release initiated April 1, 2008  All other program areas release initiated May 1, 2008 STERILE SUMMARY

19 Here are one of the PBW traps collected from the field.

20 Barbara Boron, ACRPC, counts the number of native and sterile moths of the traps that are processed at our Phoenix Office.

21 On occasion, a moth will have to be very closely examined to determine whether or not it is a sterile PBW.

22 Questionable specimens are carefully archived after identification.

23 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM CENTRAL & EAST NATIVE CAPTURES

24 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM RIVER EXPANSION NATIVE CAPTURES

25 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM YUMA NATIVE CAPTURES

26 Central and Eastern Arizona Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, 2008 Central and Eastern Arizona Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, % 99.1 % Reduction -94%

27 River Expansion Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, 2008 River Expansion Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, % Reduction

28 Yuma Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, 2008 Yuma Reduction in Native Captures April 6, 2008-August 30, % Reduction

29 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM CENTRAL & EAST NATIVE PER TRAP

30 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM RIVER COUNTIES NATIVE PER TRAP

31 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM YUMA NATIVE PER TRAP

32 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM SUMMARY BOLL DATA

33 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM CENTRAL AND EASTERN (AREA 1) BOLL DATA 100% Reduction

34 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM RIVER COUNTIES (AREA 2) BOLL DATA 100% Reduction

35 ARIZONA PINK BOLLWORM ERADICATION PROGRAM YUMA (AREA 3) BOLL DATA 100% Reduction

36 Data Courtesy of Tim Dennehy UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 2007 NON-BT BOLL COLLECTION DATA

37 Data Courtesy of Tim Dennehy

38 DESERT LINE TRAP DATA

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44 2008 LATE SEASON OBJECTIVES Review data for 2009 program actions/modifications. PBW Technical Committee develops confirmation of eradication criteria. ACRPC staff begins discussions with Monsanto concerning natural refuge. –Heliothis survey to generate data supporting natural refuge.

45 THANK YOU


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