Development of an innovative monitoring pheromone dispenser
Abstract: For insect pest population monitoring it’s indispensable to use a pheromone release system with the longest possible duration and more importantly, a constant release over time. The aim of this project was to create an innovative dispenser for monitoring purposes that performs superiorly to those already available in the market. The dispensers were built using innovative ceramic and polymeric materials, either together or separately. These dispensers were characterized by gas chromatography (GC), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).