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Spruce budworm sex pheromone was dispersed from aircraft over forest land in Maine in late June, 1980. A major goal was to sample pheromone concentrations in air to determine whether the formulation would provide the steady, sustained release of chemical believed required for interfering with the mating process of the moths. Since pheromone was going to be applied for purposes of analyses of air, we believed we should also study some behavioral effects on spruce budworm populations. The principal body of data involved the ability of male budworm moths to orient to point sources of pheromone in pheromone-treated and untreated forest blocks, but attempts were also made to monitor fertility levels among females and to measure populations of eggs.

Document Type

Article

ISSN

0734-9556

Volume

113

Publication Date

2-1-1984

Publisher

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

spruce budworm

Disciplines

Entomology

A Field Test of Mating-Suppression Using the Spruce Budworm Sex Pheromone

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