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Cook, S. M., Khan, Z. R. and Pickett, J. A. 2007. The use of push-pull strategies in integrated pest management. Annual Review of Entomology. 52, pp. 375-400.
|Authors||Cook, S. M., Khan, Z. R. and Pickett, J. A.|
Push-pull strategies involve the behavioral manipulation of insect pests and their natural enemies via the integration of stimuli that act to make the protected resource unattractive or unsuitable to the pests (push) while luring them toward an attractive source (pull) from where the pests are subsequently removed. The push and pull components are generally nontoxic. Therefore, the strategies are usually integrated with methods for population reduction, preferably biological control. Push-pull strategies maximize efficacy of behavior-manipulating stimuli through the additive and synergistic effects of integrating their use. By orchestrating a predictable distribution of pests, efficiency of population-reducing components can also be increased. The strategy is a useful tool for integrated pest management programs reducing pesticide input. We describe the principles of the strategy, list the potential components, and present case studies reviewing work on the development and use of push-pull strategies in each of the major areas of pest control.
|Keywords||RRES175; 175_Ecology; 175_Entomology|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Journal||Annual Review of Entomology|
|Journal citation||52, pp. 375-400|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1146/annurev.ento.52.110405.091407|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder project or code||509|
|Online||01 Sep 2006|
|Copyright license||Publisher copyright|
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