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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999|
|Publisher||The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain|
|Publication status||Print publication - 1999|
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.