Disruption of Gypsy Moth Mating with Microencapsulated Disparlure

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Science  08 Mar 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4128, pp. 972-973
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4128.972


Broadcast applications of microencapsulated disparlure at rates of 2.5 to 15.0 grams per hectare are capable of reducing successful mating of wild gypsy moths under field conditions. In test plots, population densities were as high as 32 pairs of pupae in an area of about 700 square meters.