Interactive effects of ethyl (2E,4Z)-2,4-decadienoate and sex pheromone lures to codling moth: apple orchard investigations in Bulgaria
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Fruit-Growing Institute, Ostromila 12, 4004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Institute of Zoology, BAS, Blvd. Tzar Osvoboditel 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
USDA-ARS Plant Protection Research Unit, Western Regional Research Center, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710, USA
Trécé, PO Box 6278 Salinas, CA 93912, USA
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Hristina Kutinkova
Fruit-Growing Institute, Ostromila 12, 4004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2005;45(1):49-52
The kairomone, ethyl (2E,4Z)-2,4-decadienoate, a potent attractant of both males and females of Cydia pomonella in regions of the USA, was tested alone and together with the synthetic sex pheromone in apple orchards of Bulgaria in 2002 and 2003. No female moths were caught in any trap containing kairomone as a lure or lure component. Furthermore, traps baited with kairomone caught only low numbers of males. Greatest numbers of male moths were caught in traps baited with the “combined-lure,” comprised of pheromone and kairomone together.
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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