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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CRANBERRY GENETIC IMPROVEMENT AND INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Title: The volatilization of SPLAT® for use in pheromone mating disruption of cranberry pests

Authors
item Volk, Kendra -
item Deutsch, Annie -
item Steffan, Shawn

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 16, 2012
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Citation: Volk, K., Deutsch, A., Steffan, S.A. 2013. The volatilization of SPLAT® for use in pheromone mating disruption of cranberry pests [abstract]. Introductory Biology 152 Undergraduate Research.

Technical Abstract: The paraffin-based pheromone carrier, SPLAT, was tested for its volatilization rate. A multi-factorial study was initiated to examine the interactive effects of point-source size, shape, and duration. The study showed that tremendous amounts of the pheromone were released early, followed by a gradual, asymptotic decline thereafter. Importantly, the mean release rate of high surface area point-sources was similar to that of low surface area point-sources. This suggests that mechanically applied SPLAT will volatilize pheromones similarly as manually applied SPLAT.

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