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Modelling push-pull management of pest insects using repellents and attractive traps in fruit tree orchards
Year:
2022
Source of publication :
Pest Management Science
Authors :
Zada, Anat Levi
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Co-Authors:

John A. Byers,
Anat Levi-Zada

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Abstract:

Background

Push-pull with semiochemicals in pest management uses repellents to reduce response of pests to food-mate resources (push) and attractive traps to reduce populations (pull). Simulation models of push-pull can aid understanding of plant-insect interactions in nature and suggest hypotheses for field tests that improve management. A previous model indicated advantages of push-pull for controlling ambrosia beetle, Euwallacea fornicatus, pest of avocado trees. However, the simulated behavior of repellency was inconsistent with field observations.

Results

We simulated individual-based movement of insects in push-pull to reveal relationships between parameters of radii (strength) of attractive traps, pest aggregations, and repellents with densities of each in an avocado orchard to visualize and understand the interactions and significance. Simulations indicated placement of traps along a 1-ha area periphery as a barrier resulted in similar trapping and mating as when traps were in a grid, either when insects originated randomly inside the plot or came from outside the plot. However, when insects originated from outside, both arrangements caught slightly more than when insects originated within the plot.

Conclusion

There were no differences in capture rates whether traps were spaced in a barrier along the plot's periphery or in a grid covering the plot. Push-pull was more effective than pull (mass trapping) alone. Repellent behavior of individuals when encountering a repellent radius was modelled by approximate 90° turns (right or left at random) when about to enter an infestation, consistent with earlier observations of effects of repellents on bark beetles orienting to aggregation pheromone.

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DOI :
10.1002/ps.7005
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PubMed
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Language:
English
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59220
Last updated date:
07/06/2022 13:59
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Modelling push-pull management of pest insects using repellents and attractive traps in fruit tree orchards

John A. Byers,
Anat Levi-Zada

Modelling push-pull management of pest insects using repellents and attractive traps in fruit tree orchards

Background

Push-pull with semiochemicals in pest management uses repellents to reduce response of pests to food-mate resources (push) and attractive traps to reduce populations (pull). Simulation models of push-pull can aid understanding of plant-insect interactions in nature and suggest hypotheses for field tests that improve management. A previous model indicated advantages of push-pull for controlling ambrosia beetle, Euwallacea fornicatus, pest of avocado trees. However, the simulated behavior of repellency was inconsistent with field observations.

Results

We simulated individual-based movement of insects in push-pull to reveal relationships between parameters of radii (strength) of attractive traps, pest aggregations, and repellents with densities of each in an avocado orchard to visualize and understand the interactions and significance. Simulations indicated placement of traps along a 1-ha area periphery as a barrier resulted in similar trapping and mating as when traps were in a grid, either when insects originated randomly inside the plot or came from outside the plot. However, when insects originated from outside, both arrangements caught slightly more than when insects originated within the plot.

Conclusion

There were no differences in capture rates whether traps were spaced in a barrier along the plot's periphery or in a grid covering the plot. Push-pull was more effective than pull (mass trapping) alone. Repellent behavior of individuals when encountering a repellent radius was modelled by approximate 90° turns (right or left at random) when about to enter an infestation, consistent with earlier observations of effects of repellents on bark beetles orienting to aggregation pheromone.

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