Development of a pheromone trap monitoring system for orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana in the UK

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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.

AuthorsBruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Ireland, L., Jones, O. T., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsAgronomy; Entomology
Year of Publication2007
JournalPest Management Science
Journal citation63 (1), pp. 49-56
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/ps.1307
PubMed ID17078014
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code514
ISSN1526498X
PublisherWiley

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