Field Testing of Indigenously Synthesized Sex Pheromone for the Management of Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton under Central Indian Conditions

  title={Field Testing of Indigenously Synthesized Sex Pheromone for the Management of Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton under Central Indian Conditions},
  author={C. Rao and A. George and A. R. Prasad and H. Rehman and Rathod Aravind Kumar and A. S. Kumar and Sonali Ghike and V. Dhengre},
  journal={Current Science},
The objective of this study was to determine the optimum height and dose of the indigenously synthesized sex pheromone of citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton for the management of citrus groves under central Indian conditions. The influence of pheromone dose (5 and 8 mg) and trap height (canopy and mid-canopy height) on the capture of P. citrella males was evaluated. The dose of 5 mg of synthetic sex pheromone placed at mid-canopy (1.55 m) height attracted the highest number of P… Expand

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