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Design and deployment of semiochemical traps for capturing Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae) in soft fruit crops

Fountain, Michelle; Baroffio, Catherine; Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin; Brain, Phil; Cross, Jerry; Farman, Dudley; Hall, David; Ralle, Baiba; Rendina, Paolo; Richoz, Pauline; Sigsgaard, Lene; Storberget, Sverre; Trandem, Nina and Wibe, Atle (2017) Design and deployment of semiochemical traps for capturing Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae) in soft fruit crops. Crop Protection, 99, pp. 1-9.

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Strawberry blossom weevil (SBW), Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and European tarnished plant bug (ETB), Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae), cause significant damage to strawberry and raspberry crops. Using the SBW aggregation pheromone and ETB sex pheromone we optimized and tested a single trap for both species. A series of field experiments in crops and seminatural habitats in five European countries tested capture of the target pests and the ability to avoid captures of beneficial arthropods. A Unitrap containing a trapping agent of water and detergent and with a cross vane was more efficient at capturing both species compared to traps which incorporated glue as a trapping agent. Adding a green cross vane deterred attraction of non-pest species such as bees, but did not compromise catches of the target pests. The trap caught higher numbers of ETB and SBW if deployed at ground level and although a cross vane was not important for catches of ETB it was needed for significant captures of SBW. The potential for mass trapping SBWand ETB simultaneously in soft fruit crops is discussed including potential improvements to make this more effective and economic to deploy.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Apoidea, Bycatch Monitoring, Mass trapping, Pheromone, Plant volatiles
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > Softpest multitrap
Switzerland > Agroscope
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Latvia > Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre
Norway > NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Norway > NORSØK - Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
Sweden > KTH Royal Institute of Technology
UK > East Malling Research
UK > National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
UK > Natural Resources Institute (NRI Uni Greenwich)
Deposited By: Wibe, Dr Atle
ID Code:31673
Deposited On:18 Oct 2017 06:09
Last Modified:18 Oct 2017 06:09
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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