Project Number: 2092-22430-001-23-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2015
To optimize sex pheromone attractants for field use in monitoring or managing two species of pear psyllids, pests of pears in North America and Europe.
1. Olfactometer trials to demonstrate attractiveness of compounds isolated from female psyllids. 2. Field tests of synthesized forms of products identified in the first objective using attractant-baited sticky traps. 3. Seasonal comparison in field of the synthesized products by comparing trap catch of psyllids on attractant-baited traps at various times of season.