Inherited Sterility in Codling Moth ( Lepidoptera Tortriciclae ) : Effect of Substerilizing Doses of Radiation on Field Competitiveness

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In release-recapture tests conducted in apple orchards in Oroville, WA, a significant relationship was found between the dose of gamma radiation used to treat adult male codling moths, Cydiapomonella (L.), and the number of males recaptured in virgin female-baited sticky traps. Males treated with 100 Gy responded to calling virgin females in larger… (More)

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