The Potential Use of Pheromones for the Management of the Millet Stemborer, Coniesta ignefusalis (Hampson) uri icon

abstract

  • Recent studies on the identification and evaluation of the millet stemborer Coniesta ignefusalis female sex pheromone have shown that pheromone technology is promising as a management component. A review of research shows that an effective pheromone trap has been developed and successfully tested in eight countries in West Africa, through the West and Central African Millet Research Network (WCAMRN/ROCAFREMI). A regional wide-scale stemborer monitoring network has been developed and is being implemented. Studies on mass trapping and mating disruption indicate that the two techniques have much potential in C. ignefusalis management. Prospects for the implementation of pheromone technology to manage C. ignefusalis in the context of an IPM scheme are discussed

publication date

  • 1997
  • 1997