Potential for reduced-dose of synthetic aggregation pheromone of Carpophilus spp. for an attract and kill strategy in stone fruit orchards
Mofakhar S. Hossain and David G. Williams, Department of Primary Industries, Private Bag 1, Tatura, Victoria 3616, Australia.
High costs of standard-doses of synthetic aggregation pheromone of Carpophilus spp. may limit commercial acceptance of an attract and kill strategy to manage Carpophilus spp. damage in stone fruit orchards. Pheromone rates one sixth of the standard-dose performed statistically equivalent to the standard-dose in peach orchards in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria, Australia. Data supported the use of reduced-dose of pheromone in combination with ripe fruit and fermented fruit juice as a co-attractant.
Keywords: Synthetic aggregation pheromone, attract and kill, reduced-dose of pheromone, Carpophilus spp., stone fruit.
Plant Protection Quarterly (2005) 20 (4) 126-128.