Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Title: Residual efficacy of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen for control of stored product insects Authors
|Phillips, Thomas -|
Submitted to: Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 30, 2009
Publication Date: January 15, 2011
Citation: Arthur, F.H., Phillips, T.W. 2011. Residual efficacy of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen for control of stored product insects. In: Athanassiou, C.G., Adler, C., Trematerra, P. (editors). Proceedings of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants Conference, June 29 - July 2, 2009, Campobasso, Italy. 69: 379-383. Technical Abstract: The insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen is registered in the USA as an aerosol and as a surface treatment to control stored product insects. Field trials with the aerosol show that residues from an application of pyrethrin + pyriproxyfen gave residual control of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum Herbst, for at least ten weeks. Laboratory tests with pyriproxyfen alone as a surface treatment gave greater residual control compared to hydroprene, even though the application rates for pyriproxyfen were 5 to 10 times lower than the label rate for hydroprene. Results show that pyriproxyfen could be incorporated into management programs to control stored product insects.