Vibration mating disruption and biodegradable pheromone dispensers for mating disruption first prototypes

The objectives of this deliverable are:

1) To develop a novel mating disruption strategy based on substrate-borne vibrations, using S. titanus as a model insect species.

o The prototype of an electromagnetic tool (shaker or vibration dispenser) to apply at the vineyard supporting wires, able at transmitting the disruptive signals into grapevine tissues.

2) Monitoring and pest control techniques (False Trail Following) based on innovative release method of semiochemicals. The case study chosen is Tuta absoluta in tomato.

o Evaluated prototype of biodegradable dispensers with different pheromone quantities and release rates.

Cropping system: 
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE