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Pheromones Monitoring

As the term implies, two or more control methods are combined in a pest management program. In practice, integrated programs usually develop through modification of the chemical insecti- cide program to favor natural predators of phytophagous mites. However, most orchard insect pests, especially fruit-infesting species, are not adequately controlled by natural means, and other alternatives must be sought. Identification of sex pheromones or other synthetic sex attractants of several major orchard insect pests now provides a tool with considerable promise for supplementing chemicals in orchard pest management. These major pest species, all tortricid moths, include codling moth (Laspeyresia pomonella (L.)), oriental fruit moth (Grapholitha molesta (Busck)), lesser appleworm (Grapholitha prunivora (Walsh)), redbanded leafroller (Argyrotaenia velutinana (Walker)), oblique-banded leafroller (Choristoneura rosa- ceana (Harris)), tufted apple bud moth (Platynota idaeusalis (Walker)), fruit tree leafroller (Archips argyrospilus (Walker)), grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana (Clemens)), summer fruit tortrix (Adoxophes orana (Fischer von R6slerstamm)), and Clepsis (=Ancyclis) spectrana (Treitschke).

Pheromone Population monitoring

Precision in orchard pest management programs depends on accuracy in assessing pest population pressure. Efficiency in the use of pesticides is greatly increased if applications are based on actual need rather than on a strictly preventive schedule. To determine the need for pesticides a reliable system for monitoring population levels is required. Since pheromones are one of the most potent and specific attrac- tants available for insect detection, our current research program is attempting to develop a pheromone-based pest monitoring system that will provide a sound basis for applying chemical or other control measures. Learn about pheromones at

Perhaps the most valuable use of sex pheromones in orchard pest management is in pest population monitoring and assessment. A second use for pheromones is for direct control of pest populations through disruption of the mating process. Both applications are under evaluation at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. Learn about pheromones at

What does this scientific pheromone fact entail? Post your references here so we can study them, otherwise don't make blanket statements. The "scientific" fact is likely to involve testing on rats and seeing how the the female rats react to the male rats with and without pheromones according to

Such as doing tests to see how quickly and for hoe long the females run within the proximity of the guy, or something like how much the female orgasms whilst having sex with a rat with high amounts of pheromones.

Nobody is denying that pheromones have some role to play in courtship.

However has a scientific test been down to see how much someone gets laid from pheromones against and a water spray, both being told that what they're putting on is a pheromone which will increase their sex appeal according to

Humans are much complex creatures than rats, there are a myriad of variables involved in mating between humans. A nervous guy, who is underweight, has bad fashion sense, and isn't comfortable with his sexuality, who puts in pheromones is still unlikely to get laid just like before he put on pheromones. I'm willing to bet that the placebo affect is likely to have a bigger effect than the pheromones. The test done on Penn and Teller was really interesting, I watched it a longg time ago, so the exact details are a bit sketchy. As far as I can recall, they got two identical twins and did a series of tests, one had pheromones and the other did not.

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