The concept of integrated pest management (IPM) was developed in response to the problems caused by the increase use of conventional pesticides.IPM combines chemical, biological and agro technical approaches to achieve pest control at reasonable cost, while minimizing the damage to the environment. The first step in IPM is to perform effective monitoring through the use of pheromones.
Pheromones are substances which occur in nature and are used for chemical communication between insects of the same species. The main ways by which pheromones can be exploited to control pest are monitoring, mating disruption and mass trapping. Such pheromone applications provide significant cost and environmental benefits to the farmers, the consumer and the society.Read More