Mating disruption of the currant borer, Synanthedon tipuliformis, was conducted on the entire 80 acres of commercial redcurrants in Washington during 2001 and 2002. Conventional twist tie and high release-low point source dispensers were used in different fields. Adult trapping and larval infestation data showed success of mating disruption depended on initial population densities and the propensity of moths mated outside fields to return to fields for oviposition. Mating disruption appears to be an effective and commercially viable management strategy for
S. tipuliformis in Washington redcurrants, replacing the current use of pesticides to control this pest.
Species 1: Lepidoptera Sesiidae Synanthedon tipuliformis (Currant borer)
Keywords: pheromone, management
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