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Olive bark beetle pheromones

The overall objective of the program is to develop a practical integrated pest management program for insect pests of olives, to test this in participating countries and to develop a technology transfer package so that it may be adapted to other European countries growing olives.
The biology and life history of the bark beetle Phloeotribus scarabeaoides to provide baseline information for a modeling program. Surveys were carried out to determine the composition of the natural enemy complex associated with this pest. The study of the primary attraction mechanisms which would enable us to take the first steps in establishing integrated control of the insect.

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Estacion Experimental del Zaidin
Profesor Albareda 1
18008 Granada
Spain
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