Aromatherapy for crops: enhancing natural control of grain aphids in cereals

Dean Kirkland, T Lola-Luz, KA Evans

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Abstract

Dispensers of the semiochemicals (E)-Beta-farnesene and Phacelia tanacetifolia flower extract when placed within a crop of winter wheat significantly increased the activity of carabid beetles as measured by pitfall trap catches, increased aphid parasitism, and reduced aphid numbers on plants compared to untreated areas of the crop. The reasons for this and the potential use of these semiochemicals in integrated pest management are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999
PublisherThe Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain
Pages103-108
Publication statusPrint publication - 1999

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    Kirkland, D., Lola-Luz, T., & Evans, KA. (1999). Aromatherapy for crops: enhancing natural control of grain aphids in cereals. In Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999 (pp. 103-108). The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain.