New trends in semiochemical research - potential applications in northern cropping systems

Theme 1. Environmental protection
Session Name 1.1 Agricultural structures in Arctic regions: present functions, limitations and solutions for future sustainable connectivity in Arctic regions
Datetime Sep 07, 2018 01:35 PM - 01:55 PM (UTC +3)
Location Auditorium IV
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Gadi Reddy
Author(s) Gadi Reddy (Montana State University, Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Montana, USA)
Abstract text

The growers in the Northern region are experiencing several pest problems on agriculture crops. There are several insect pests affecting cereal, oilseeds, ornamental, fruit and field crops. To combat all the above mentioned pest problems, and as an alternative IPM option to chemical control methods, has been consistently developing and expanding research and extension activities on monitoring and sustainable pest management strategies for the most important pests of Northern region. Among our current research on alternative pest management methods, development of pheromone-based pest management programs is one of the key research emphasis of several researchers. This management program has been instrumental in increasing the effectiveness of both monitoring insect pest populations and in delivering sufficient information to enable implementation of cost effective control. One of our best successful example on this aspect is monitoring of wheat midge by use of pheromone in Montana (pestweb.montana.edu/Owbm/Home). We are also currently working on pheromone based monitoring methods for pea leaf weevils, several borer pests, wheat stem sawflies and wheat head army worms. The new trends will be presented and discussed.

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