Pests

Innovative research: vibrational mating disruption (part 3)

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While mating disruption has been a corner stone of IPM in pome and stone fruit orchards for many years, this work is an advanced and innovative approach to mating disruption, and a new direction for IPM.

IPM-friendly Helicovex® targets Heliothis

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Helicovex® is a highly concentrated SC formulation of more than 7.5x1012 PIB/litre Helicoverpa armigera Nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV), making it the most concentrated Heliothis NPV product on the market.

Teaching computers to recognise pests

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Machine vision technologies are now capable of identifying birds, animals and any other object better than expert humans.

Pheromones: identification & use in agriculture (part4)

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How pheromone mating disruption works: Oriental fruit moth

Innovative research: vibrational mating disruption (part 2)

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Grape farmers commonly protect crops from insects by repeatedly applying broad-spectrum chemical pesticides.An alternative approach is to use traps laced with highly specific insect-attracting scents called pheromones that lure pests into killing chambers. But not all insects have the chemical receptors necessary to respond to pheromones, so a gap in…

Grandex—a biological control tool for codling & Oriental fruit moth

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IPM–focused apple and pear growers, and organic producers are aware that Organic Crop Protectants' product, Grandex Granulosis virus is a biological control tool for the management of Codling Moth and Oriental Fruit Moth.

Fruition® traps—for management of Qfly

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Last season saw extensive use of the Fruition Trap technology, in its second year of commercialisation, for attracting, monitoring and managing Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF).

Innovative research: vibrational mating disruption

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While mating disruption has been a corner stone of IPM in pome and stone fruit orchards for many years, this work is an advanced and innovative approach to mating disruption, and a new direction for IPM.

Pheromones: identification & use in agriculture (part3)

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How pheromone mating disruption works: In nature, female moths release pheromone perfumes to attract males for mating.

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