Development of specialized pheromone and lure application technologies (SPLAT®) for management of coleopteran pests in agricultural and forest systemsAuthor(s): Agenor Mafra-Neto; Christopher J. Fettig; A. Steven Munson; Carlos Rodriguez-Saona; Robert Holdcraft; Jose Romeno Faleiro; Hamadttn El-Shafie; Michael Reinke; Carmem Bernardi; Katherine M. Villagran
Source: Biopesticides: State of the Art and Future Opportunities
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Since ISCA Technologies’ market introduction of Specialized Pheromone and Lure Application Technology (SPLAT®) in 2004, it has been implemented for effective pest control through a variety of techniques, including mating disruption, mass trapping, attract and kill, and repellency. The majority of SPLAT®-based pest control products have targeted lepidopteran (e.g., SPLAT® OFM, for oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta; SPLAT® GM for gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar; SPLAT® EC, for carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae) and dipteran pests (e.g., SPLAT® MAT Spinosad ME for tephritid fruit flies, Tephritidae). This chapter will describe a relatively new family of SPLAT® formulations designed to attract or repel coleopteran pests. Following a brief description of the characteristics of SPLAT®, each section will begin with an introduction to each product’s method of action, specifically mating disruption, attract and kill, and repellency, and will then summarize current research on the application of each technique to combat a specific coleopteran pest: oriental beetle (OrB), Anomala orientalis (SPLAT® OrB & SPLAT® OrB A&K), red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Hook™ RPW), and mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae (SPLAT® Verb).
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CitationMafra-Neto, Agenor; Fettig, Christopher J.; Munson, A. Steven; Rodriguez-Saona, Carlos; Holdcraft, Robert; Faleiro, Jose Romeno; El-Shafie, Hamadttn; Reinke, Michael; Bernardi, Carmem; Villagran, Katherime M. 2014. Development of specialized pheromone and lure application technologies (SPLAT®) for management of coleopteran pests in agricultural and forest systems. In Gross, A., J. Coats, J. Beck, and S. Duke, eds. Biopesticides: State of the Art and Future Opportunities. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 211–242 p.
KeywordsAnomala orientalis, Dendroctonus ponderosae, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, SPLAT® Verb
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