Rodriguez-Saona C1, Polk D, Holdcraft R, Chinnasamy D, Mafra-Neto A.
Environ Entomol. 2010 Dec;39(6):1980-9. doi: 10.1603/EN10062.This study compared the efficacy of SPLAT-OrB, a new pheromone formulation for oriental beetle mating disruption that can be mechanically applied, with hand-applied plastic dispensers in commercial blueberry fields. Both formulations were tested at 2.5 and 5 g of the major sex pheromone component (Z)-7-tetradecen-2-one per hectare, and evaluated by measuring trap shut-down, mating success of caged females, and the number of grubs in sentinel blueberry pots baited with tethered females. Read More