A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Ireland, L., Jones, O. T., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J. 2007. Development of a pheromone trap monitoring system for orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana in the UK. Pest Management Science. 63 (1), pp. 49-56.
|Authors||Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Ireland, L., Jones, O. T., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J.|
Field-trapping experiments with synthetic 2,7-nonadiyl dibutyrate, the female-produced sex pheromone of the orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana (Gehin), demonstrated that pheromone traps were highly attractive to males and caught very few non-target organisms. Different formulations of pheromone were tested to identify the optimum release rate and dispenser type for use in pheromone traps in the UK. Key findings were that racemic pheromone was as effective as enantiomerically pure (2S,7R)-2,7-nonadiyl dibutyrate, that release rates higher than 0.5 mu g day(-1) were not necessary and that the optimal formulation was a 1 mg pheromone loading in a rubber septum. Pheromone traps gave a reliable indication of peak midge emergence, onset of flight and abundance of midges throughout the season. A strong correlation between maximum trap catch and crop infestation levels was obtained. (c) 2006 Society of Chemical Industry.
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Journal||Pest Management Science|
|Journal citation||63 (1), pp. 49-56|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1002/ps.1307|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder project or code||514|
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