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Design and deployment of semiochemical traps for capturing Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae) in soft fruit crops
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
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2017 (English)In: Crop Protection, ISSN 0261-2194, E-ISSN 1873-6904, Vol. 99, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Strawberry blossom weevil (SBW), Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and European tarnished plant bug (ETB), Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae), cause significant damage to strawberry and raspberry crops. Using the SBW aggregation pheromone and ETB sex pheromone we optimized and tested a single trap for both species. A series of field experiments in crops and semi-natural habitats in five European countries tested capture of the target pests and the ability to avoid captures of beneficial arthropods. A Unitrap containing a trapping agent of water and detergent and with a cross vane was more efficient at capturing both species compared to traps which incorporated glue as a trapping agent. Adding a green cross vane deterred attraction of non-pest species such as bees, but did not compromise catches of the target pests. The trap caught higher numbers of ETB and SBW if deployed at ground level and although a cross vane was not important for catches of ETB it was needed for significant captures of SBW. The potential for mass trapping SBW and ETB simultaneously in soft fruit crops is discussed including potential improvements to make this more effective and economic to deploy.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 99, 1-9 p.
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Apoidea, Bycatch, Mass trapping, Monitoring, Pheromone, Plant volatiles
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-209502DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2017.05.001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018793018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-209502DiVA: diva2:1113005
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Available from: 2017-06-21 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-21Bibliographically approved

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