The Control of Cydia pomonella L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by an Experimental “Attract and Kill” Formulation in Pear Orchard

Alpar Peter SOMSAI, I. OLTEAN, Lucia GANSCA, I. OPREAN, P. RAICA, Eugenia HARSAN

Abstract


Pheromonal control of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella L. by an experimental “attract and kill” formulation called “Mesaj CP” were carried out during 2008 at the Fruit Research Station Cluj, Romania. The experimental product formulated by the researchers of Raluca Ripan-Romania Chemical Research Institute contains the pheromone of the codling moth (E,E-8,10 dodecadien-1-ol) and an synthetic pyrethroid insecticide (cyfluthrin) in order to be compatible with the “attract and kill” strategy. The experimental product was applied in a rate of 4000 droplets per hectare by a hand operated pump dispenser. Field trials showed that this environmentally friendly strategy can compete with the conventional spray application of insecticides and can provide a good alternative for codling moth control in integrated pest management and fruit growing.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:6997




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