Knight AL1, Light DM.
Pest Manag Sci. 2013 Jan;69(1):66-74. doi: 10.1002/ps.3363. Epub 2012 Jul 14.BACKGROUND: The possibility of improving the efficacy of various insecticides for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), by the addition of a microencapsulated formulation of pear ester, ethyl (2E, 4Z)-2,4-decadienoate (PE-MEC, 5% AI), was evaluated in field trials in apple from 2005 to 2009.RESULTS: The addition of PE-MEC (<3.0 g AI ha(-1) ) significantly lowered fruit injury with low rates of organophosphate and neonicotinoid insecticides. Read More