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Use of two odorants to control bactrocera oleae and ceratitis capitata

Abstract : Many insects are considered as pests because of the damage they cause to cultures. Growers and our society are waiting for environmentally safe strategies to prevent insect damages, without arming the environment and the biodiversity. Recently we discovered an innovative solution using some odorant molecules to control Drosophila suzukii behavior. Using this knowledge we started to investigate the possibility to apply this strategy to Bactrocera oleae (olive fruit fly) and Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) to modify their social behavior. This new technology, which is protected by the patent n° EP19306102, could be particularly interesting to avoid infestation of fruits by limiting egg laying and population propagation. These compounds are non-toxic and could be used to control insects' threats while respecting the environment.
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Cindy Ménagé, Martine Berthelot-Grosjean, Yael Grosjean. Use of two odorants to control bactrocera oleae and ceratitis capitata. 4. TEAM meeting, Oct 2020, La Grande-Motte, France. ⟨hal-03053779⟩



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