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MANAGEMENT OF STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM WEEVIL AND EUROPEAN TARNISHED PLANT BUG IN ORGANIC STRAWBERRY AND RASPBERRY USING SEMIOCHEMICAL TRAPS “Softpest Multitrap”

Wibe, Atle; Cross, Jerry; Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin; Hall, David; Sigsgaard, Lene; Baroffio, Catherine; Ralle, Baiba and Fountain, Michelle (2013) MANAGEMENT OF STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM WEEVIL AND EUROPEAN TARNISHED PLANT BUG IN ORGANIC STRAWBERRY AND RASPBERRY USING SEMIOCHEMICAL TRAPS “Softpest Multitrap”. Speech at: NJF seminar 465 - IPM in Nordic and Baltic berry crops, Copenhagen University, Denmark, 12-13 November 2013. [Submitted]

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Many European growers of organic strawberry and raspberry have large losses in yield (sometimes >80%) and reduced quality of their products because of insect damage. Among the major threats are the strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi Herbst), the European tarnished plant bug (Lygus rugulipennis Popp.) and the raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus De Geer). In organic soft fruit production there are no effective control measures for these pest insects.
For many insects species pheromones and host plant volatiles are of major importance in mate finding and location of host plants for mating, feeding and oviposition. Thus, there is potential for using these insect-insect and/or insect-host plant interactions to develop new strategies and effective control measures for pest insects. In this project we want to extend our knowledge of these systems to develop effective control measures to control these pests in organic crops.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > Softpest multitrap
Switzerland > Agroscope > ACW - Research Centre Changins
European Union > CORE Organic II
International Conferences > Other
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Latvia > Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre
Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division
Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Plant Health and Protection Division
Sweden > KTH Royal Institute of Technology
UK > East Malling Research
UK > Natural Resources Institute (NRI Uni Greenwich)
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:249667
Deposited By: Wibe, Dr Atle
ID Code:25017
Deposited On:20 Jan 2014 08:02
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 08:02
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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