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

item DEUTSCH, ANNIE - University Of Wisconsin
item SOJKA, JAYNE - Lady Bug Integrated Pest Management
item DITTL, TIM - Ocean Spray
item MAFRA-NETO, AGENOR - Isca Technologies, Inc
item Steffan, Shawn

Submitted to: Wisconsin Cranberry School
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/2012
Publication Date: 1/22/2013
Citation: Deutsch, A., Sojka, J., Dittl, T., Mafra-Neto, A., Steffan, S.A. 2013. Pheromone mating disruption. Wisconsin Cranberry School. 21:14-16.

Interpretive Summary:

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.