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Field Experiments to Develop Control of the Grape Moth, EupoeciliaAmbiguella, by Communication Disruption

  • Heinrich Arn
  • Stefan Rauscher
  • Augustin Schmid
  • Claude Jaccard
  • Barbara A. Bierl-Leonhardt

Abstract

The 2 tortricoid moths attacking grapes in Europe, Eupoecilia (Clysia) ambiguella (Hb.) and Lobesia (Polychrosis) botrana Schiff. were among the first agricultural pests studied in sex pheromone research. Investigations by Götz (1941a,b; for a complete bibliography see Jacobson, 1972) already concerned laboratory bioassay of the pheromone, use of clock traps to determine diurnal rhythms, and mass-trapping for control. The work was done explicitly with today’s objective: to do away with toxic chemicals. It is interesting to speculate whether the 30-year interruption in this line of work had more to do with wartime or simply with the advent of more effective insecticides.

Keywords

Treated Area Pheromone Trap Bait Trap Untreated Area Dodecenyl Acetate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Arn
    • 1
  • Stefan Rauscher
    • 1
  • Augustin Schmid
    • 2
  • Claude Jaccard
    • 2
  • Barbara A. Bierl-Leonhardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Research Station for Horticulture and ViticultureWädenswilSwitzerland
  2. 2.Station Fédérale de Recherches Agronomiques de ChanginsNyonSwitzerland
  3. 3.Agricultural Environmental Quality InstituteAR-SEA, USDABeltsvilleUSA

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