Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Control by Dissemination of Synthetic Female Sex Pheromone

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Permeation of a synthetic pheromone mixture through an isolated Asian pear orchard provided excellent control of the codling moth in the Sacramento Valley of California during a 2-yr period. The synthetic pheromone mixture was applied in 1,050 plastic twist-tie dispensers and at the rate of 100 g codlemone, 50 g dodecanol, and 10 g of tetradecanol per hectare. Female codling moth antennae give electroantennogram responses to these compounds.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1992

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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