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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: Pheromone-based mating disruption to control the historical top three insect pests of Wisconsin cranberries

Authors
item Deutsch, Annie -
item Sojka, Jayne -
item Dittl, Tim -
item Mafra-Neto, Agenor -
item Steffan, Shawn

Submitted to: Wisconsin Cranberry School
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 16, 2012
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Citation: Deutsch, A., Sojka, J., Dittl, T., Mafra-Neto, A., Steffan, S.A. 2013. Pheromone mating disruption. Wisconsin Cranberry School. 21:14-16.

Technical Abstract: In 2012, the first 3-species pheromone mating disruption program was tested in Wisconsin cranberries. Preliminary data suggest that there was substantial disruption of blackheaded fireworm and Sparganothis fruitworm mating. The pheromone of cranberry fruitworm only contained a single component, and was not effective. Trap-counts, methodologies, and a volatilization study will be discussed.

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