Field-Testing of Methyl Salicylate for Recruitment and Retention of Beneficial Insects in Grapes and Hops

  title={Field-Testing of Methyl Salicylate for Recruitment and Retention of Beneficial Insects in Grapes and Hops},
  author={David G James and Tanya S. Price},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Evidence for recruitment and retention of beneficial insects in grapes and hops using controlled-release dispensers of methyl salicylate (MeSA), a component of herbivore-induced volatile blends, is presented. In a replicated experiment conducted in a juice grape vineyard, sticky cards in blocks baited with MeSA captured significantly greater numbers of five species of predatory insects (Chrysopa nigricornis, Hemerobius sp., Deraeocoris brevis, Stethoruspunctum picipes, Orius tristicolor) than… 
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