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Completed project

Development of mass-trapping methods for codling moth females in disrupted orchards (MT12000)

Key research provider: The Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Publication date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

What was it all about?

Beginning in 2013 and concluding early in 2016/17, this project developed and tested an effective mass-trapping method to assist in the control of codling moth populations in Australian pome fruit orchards.

This non-insecticidal trapping option used pheromones and host plant volatiles to develop an appealing lure for attracting adult codling moths.

Trapping with the most appealing lure significantly reduced the damage attributed to codling moth in orchard trials to 0.083 per cent. This was in line with the project’s forecast outcome of less than 0.1 per cent crop damage, and demonstrates proof of concept for non-insecticide methods of control.

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Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

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