Pheromone Traps–Effective Tools for Monitoring Lepidopterous Insect Pests of Sweet Corn
Knodel, Janet J.; Petzoldt, Curtis P.; Hoffmann, Michael P.
Traps baited with sex pheromones, the chemicals usually emitted by female insects to attract males of the same species for mating, have become a valuable tool for monitoring pest populations in survey and integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Many insect sex pheromones can now be chemically synthesized for use in pest monitoring and control.
NYS IPM Type: Vegetables IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Sweet Corn; Biocontrol