Controlled release of sugar and toxicant from a novel device for controlling pest insects.

@article{Hu1998ControlledRO,
  title={Controlled release of sugar and toxicant from a novel device for controlling pest insects.},
  author={Xiaochuan Hu and Baruch S. Shasha and Michael R. McGuire and Ronald J. Prokopy},
  journal={Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 1-3},
  pages={257-65}
}
A novel biodegradable device, designed for long-lasting residual effectiveness of feeding stimulant (sugar) and insecticide (dimethoate) against apple maggot files and other insects, was formulated. The device is an 8-cm diameter fruit-mimicking sphere, consisting of 42-50% sugar entrapped in a mixture of gelatinized corn flour and wheat flour in the presence of glycerin, and coated with a layer of latex paint containing dimethoate and sugar. We found that the outer layer of paint prevents… CONTINUE READING