Combining pear ester with codlemone improves management of codling moth


Abstract: Several management approaches utilizing pear ester combined with codlemone havebeen developed in the first 10 years after the discovery of this ripe pear fruit volatile’skairomonal activity for larvae and both sexes of codling moth. These include a lure thatconsistently outperforms other high load pheromone lures within pheromone-treated orchards,and the use of a microencapsulated formulation that can improve both mating disruption and theeffectiveness of insecticide sprays. Field studies demonstrating the effectiveness of combiningpear ester with codlemone are presented.

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