M. Escofet, J. Boada, J.C. Melo, C. Casals, G. Barrios, R. Palau, C. Cavallé, M. Pelaez, J. Mateu, A. Aymami, N. Nubiola, E. Ribé, R. Ibáñez, C. Santiveri, J. Sans, J. Pallarès, J.A. Agusti
Leopard moth control in hazelnut by sexual disruption was assayed in Tarragona in 2002 by technicians from both the Health Vegetables Service from the Generalitat of Catalonia and from several Plant Protection Groups. Trials were carried out in a 5 ha hazelnut orchard placed in a larger 10 ha farm in Perafort (Tarragona). The efficacy of sexual disruption was evaluated by comparing the percentage of trees with active galleries, before placing the diffusers one year later. The results were promising when sexual disruption was used. A new trial in a larger 50 ha orchard in Constantí was started in 2003 in order to confirm the viability of this method. Interesting results have been observed.
Escofet, M., Boada, J., Melo, J.C., Casals, C., Barrios, G., Palau, R., Cavallé, C., Pelaez, M., Mateu, J., Aymami, A., Nubiola, N., Ribé, E., Ibáñez, R., Santiveri, C., Sans, J., Pallarès, J. and Agusti, J.A. (2005). SEXUAL DISRUPTION TO CONTROL LEOPARD MOTH (ZEUZERA PYRINA) IN HAZELNUT. Acta Hortic. 686, 421-426
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.686.58
sexual pest control, traps, dispensers, Zeuzera pyrina, hazelnut, Tarragona

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