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Bisexual Monitoring of Codling Moth: Establishing a Female Biofix for Management

Investigators
Light, Douglas
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2000
End date
2004
Objective
To develop and implement the newly discovered codling moth bisexual attractant for use both as a pest population monitoring lure and tool and as a direct pest population control tactics. These monitoring and control tactics will be used to reduce and manage pest populations and reduce Aspergillus infection rates and aflatoxin contamination.
More information
Codling moth pest populations will be monitored with the bisexual kairomone attractant and compared with the traditional pheromone male attractant, population emergence and flight will be monitored and studied in forty walnut orchards ranging from organic to conventional insecticide management practices. For demonstrating and developing the kairomone for direct control strategies experiments will be conducted in walnut orchards to study the kairomone attractants use in mass-trapping, attracticide and disruption of mating and ovipositions. Impact will be judged by walnut damage reduction and reduction in mold and aflatoxin levels.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
5325-42000-031-06R
Accession number
405683
Categories
Mycotoxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds