, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 149–153 | Cite as

Pheromone-based communication disruption ofAdoxophyes orana on peach using the new RAK 3+4 dispensers and their effect on development of fruit rot diseases

  • E. Navrozidis
  • T. Thomidis
  • T. Sipouridis
  • I. Xatzicharisis
  • I. Fotiadis
  • D. Servis


The effectiveness of the pheromone-based communication disruption method was examined against the summerfruit tortrix,Adoxophyes orana F.v.R. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a pest of peach trees, using the new RAK 3+4 dispenser (BASF). NoA. orana males were captured in pheromone traps inside the experimental orchards, which were saturated with the RAK 3+4 dispensers. The percent of damaged leaves was practically zero, while the level of damaged fruits was 0–6% in pheromone-treated orchards. The percentage of fruit rot caused byMonilinia laxa was lower in pheromone-based communication disruption orchards than in the control. It was concluded that the RAK 3+4 dispenser could be used againstA. orana as an economical and environmentally friendly method.

Key Words

Adoxophyes orana pheromone-based communication disruption peach pheromone trap summerfruit tortrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Navrozidis
    • 1
  • T. Thomidis
    • 2
  • T. Sipouridis
    • 2
  • I. Xatzicharisis
    • 2
  • I. Fotiadis
    • 3
  • D. Servis
    • 3
  1. 1.Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki (TEIT)Sindos, ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Pomology InstituteNaoussaGreece
  3. 3.BASF Hellas CompanyThessalonikiGreece

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