Improved detection and monitoring of pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii) in Ontario peppers

dc.contributor.advisorHallett, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Cassandra
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-19T14:47:26Z
dc.date.available2021-05-19T14:47:26Z
dc.date.copyright2021-05
dc.date.created2021-04-30
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEnvironmental Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii Cano) is a serious invasive pest of peppers in Ontario. The goal of this research was to improve detection and monitoring tools for A. eugenii to minimize losses in cultivated peppers. In lab trials, fewer A. eugenii escaped from sticky cards compared to other trap types, and sticky cards coated with new adhesives formulated for A. eugenii retained the most adults. Trécé pheromone lures attracted the highest number of A. eugenii in field trials compared to other lures. The addition of kairomones did not synergize A. eugenii response to pheromone lures in lab or greenhouse trials, possibly due to experimental conditions that may have affected adult response and behaviour. Therefore, the use of kairomones in A. eugenii monitoring requires further investigation. Until then, the currently available pheromone lures and sticky cards should continue to be used for monitoring for A. eugenii in Ontario pepper crops.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - HQP Program and Production Systems (Plants) Program
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25760
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectpepper weevilen_US
dc.subjectmonitoringen_US
dc.subjectIPMen_US
dc.subjectsticky cardsen_US
dc.subjectsemiochemicalsen_US
dc.subjectpheromonesen_US
dc.subjectkairomonesen_US
dc.subjectpepper greenhouseen_US
dc.subjectpepper fieldsen_US
dc.subjectanthonomus eugeniien_US
dc.titleImproved detection and monitoring of pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii) in Ontario peppersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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