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Using pear ester to monitor codling moth in sex pheromone treated orchards

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Knight, Alan Lee
dc.creator Hilton, R.
dc.creator VanBuskirk, P.
dc.creator Light, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08T21:02:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-08T21:02:12Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20429
dc.description Published February 2006. Reviewed April 2012. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract Pear ester is a characteristic pear flavor attractive to codling moth (i.e., a kairomone). Traps baited with a pear ester lure can be used to monitor male and female adult codling moth activity. Pear ester is a natural volatile produced by ripening pears. Male and female codling moths have specialized receptors on their antennae that can detect pear ester. Male moths respond to pear ester while searching for a host where female moths will be available for mating. Female codling moths also use the pear ester to locate the host, and mated females use the pear ester to locate specific sites to lay eggs near or on fruit. Other host-produced chemicals can affect the behavior of codling moth, but no other compound tested so far has proven to be as attractive and chemically stable as pear ester. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8904 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8904 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Codling moth en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insect baits and repellents en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Esters en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural pests -- Monitoring en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plant kairomones en_US
dc.title Using pear ester to monitor codling moth in sex pheromone treated orchards en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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