The Hercon Dispenser Formulation and Recent Test Results
The use of synthetic replicates of natural sex pheromones to suppress insect pests of agriculture now appears to be rapidly coming to fruition. Reports of many successful demonstrations are scattered throughout recent literature. These trials have repeatedly established the soundness of principles underlying a variety of approaches to the control of a broad spectrum of destructive insect species. Traps monitoring specific insect pests have removed much of the guesswork from the timing of pesticide applications. Mating disruption by permeating the air with pheromones or using analogs has been highly effective in controlling some of our most damaging agricultural insects. Trap cropping and large-scale demonstrations of mass-trapping have been highly successful, and this work continues with vigor.
KeywordsGypsy Moth Mating Disruption Boll Weevil Reservoir Layer Corn Earworm
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