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Mass trapping Anthonomus rubi and Lygus rugulipennis in strawberries

Sigsgaard, Lene; Trandem, Nina; Fountain, Michelle; Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin; Hall, David; Cross, Jerry; Ralle, Baiba; Baroffio, Catherine and Wibe, Atle (2014) Mass trapping Anthonomus rubi and Lygus rugulipennis in strawberries. In: ENTOMOLOGY 2014.

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Summary

The strawberry blossom weevil, Anthonomus rubi, and the European tarnished plant bug,Lygus rugulipennis, can cause substantial damage in organic strawberries in Northern and Central Europe. In conventional production it is also desirable to find alternatives to current pesticide controls, which negatively affects beneficials and also creates a risk of building pesticide resistance. Anthonomus rubi lays an egg in a developing flower bud and then partially bites off the flower stem, resulting in a loss of yield. Lygus rugulipennis nymphs and adults feed on flowers and developing fruitlets, causing a fruit distortion which makes the damaged fruit unmarketable. In the ERA-NET CORE Organic project “Softpest Multitrap”, we studied how pheromone and plant volatiles can be combined to improve trapping of the two pests. Our studies also included trap design and placement of traps in the field (grid size, perimeter versus field centre), investigations of the phenology of A. rubi and L. rugulipennis. In 2014 we assessed a ‘multi’-trap for both species. Results will be presented and discussed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > Softpest multitrap
Switzerland > Agroscope > ACW - Research Centre Changins
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
UK > East Malling Research
UK > Natural Resources Institute (NRI Uni Greenwich)
Deposited By: Wibe, Dr Atle
ID Code:28911
Deposited On:25 Jun 2015 08:14
Last Modified:25 Jun 2015 08:14
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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