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The male inhibition technique… cabbage looper control by confusing sex pheromone communication

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H. H. Shorey, University of California, Riverside
L. K. Gaston, University of California, Riverside
L. L. Sower, Research Entomologist, U.S.D.A.

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California Agriculture 25(12):11-11.

Published December 01, 1971

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Confused males—and effective control of cabbage looper—resulted from the uniform placement of synthetic sex pheromone stations spaced about 100 m apart in field tests. The synthetic sex pheromone of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) (Noctuidae) was continuously evaporated from uniformly spaced sources in a field at a rate of about 1 mg per hectare per night. Males of this species were almost completely prevented from locating pheromone-releasing females. This male inhibition technique offers considerable promise for the control of insect pest populations.

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The male inhibition technique… cabbage looper control by confusing sex pheromone communication

H. H. Shorey, L. K. Gaston, L. L. Sower
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The male inhibition technique… cabbage looper control by confusing sex pheromone communication

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Authors

H. H. Shorey, University of California, Riverside
L. K. Gaston, University of California, Riverside
L. L. Sower, Research Entomologist, U.S.D.A.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 25(12):11-11.

Published December 01, 1971

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Confused males—and effective control of cabbage looper—resulted from the uniform placement of synthetic sex pheromone stations spaced about 100 m apart in field tests. The synthetic sex pheromone of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) (Noctuidae) was continuously evaporated from uniformly spaced sources in a field at a rate of about 1 mg per hectare per night. Males of this species were almost completely prevented from locating pheromone-releasing females. This male inhibition technique offers considerable promise for the control of insect pest populations.

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