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
| Deutsch, Annie - |
| Sojka, Jayne - |
| Dittl, Tim - |
| Mafra-Neto, Agenor - |
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.
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.