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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Interactive Effects of Ethyl (Ze, 4z)-2,4-Decadienoate and Sex Pheromone Lures to Codling Moth: Apple Orchard Investigations in Bulgaria

Authors
item Kutinkova, Hristina - PLOVDIV, BULGARIA
item Subchev, Mitko - INST OF ZOOLOGY, BULGARIA
item LIGHT, DOUGLAS
item Lingren, Bill - TRECE, INC, ADAIR, OK

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Protection Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 8, 2005
Publication Date: August 1, 2005
Citation: Kutinkova, H., Subchev, M., Light, D.M., Lingren, B. 2005. Interactive effects of ethyl (ze, 4z)-2,4-decadienoate and sex pheromone lures to codling moth: apple orchard investigations in bulgaria. .

Interpretive Summary: The kairomone, ethyl (2E,4Z)-2,-4decadienoate, a potent attractant of both males and females of Cydia pomonella in regions of the USA, was tested alone and together with the synthetic sex pheromone in apple orchards of Bulgaria in 2002 and 2003. No female moths were caught in any trap containing kairomone as a lure or lure component. Furthermore, traps baited with kairomone caught only low numbers of males. Greatest numbers of male moths were caught in traps baited with the "combined-lure," comprised of pheromone and kairomone together.

Technical Abstract: The kairomone, ethyl (2E,4Z)-2,-4decadienoate, a potent attractant of both males and females of Cydia pomonella in regions of the USA, was tested alone and together with the synthetic sex pheromone in apple orchards of Bulgaria in 2002 and 2003. No female moths were caught in any trap containing kairomone as a lure or lure component. Furthermore, traps baited with kairomone caught only low numbers of males. Greatest numbers of male moths were caught in traps baited with the "combined-lure," comprised of pheromone and kairomone together.

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