Beatriz Dáder, Aránzazu Moreno, Dylan Gwynn-Jones, Ana Winters, Alberto Fereres
Abstract:Visual cues leading to host selection and landing are of major importance for aphids and evidence suggests that flight activity is very dependent on ultraviolet (UV)-A radiation in the environment. At the same time research on insect plant hosts suggest that the UV-B component can deter some pests via changes in secondary metabolite chemistry. Here, we examine the potential of UV (UV-A/UV-B) radiation to control insect pests in the glasshouse environment. We first examined artificial exposure to UV-B and the p…
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