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Technology for Production and Application of Arthropod Pheromones for Monitoring and Control of Key Pests in Apple, Corn and Soybean Crops

Tech Area / Field

  • CHE-SYN/Basic and Synthetic Chemistry/Chemistry
  • AGR-PPR/Plant Protection/Agriculture

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Senior Project Manager
Visser H

Leading Institute
Russian Research Institute of Biological Plant Protection, Russia, Krasnodar reg., Krasnodar


  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Canada, BC, Summerland

Project summary

Apple, soybean and field corn is of primary importance to the food security of Russia. Currently, over one million ha of agricultural land in Russia are planted with soybean. More than half the area in soybean production is located in the Far East Federal Okrug and another quarter is located in the Southern Federal Okrug. Corn is a key grain and forage crop for many regions, but particularly the south of Russia. Apples are a fundamental fruit crop for Russia and about 70% of the apple orchards are situated in the Southern Federal Okrug.

These crops are damaged by multiple insect pest species, which cause significant yield losses and deteriorate quality of agricultural products.

Although the range of pesticides and the number of applications have been increasing from year to year, existing chemical pest control systems applied to protect these important crops do not provide sufficient phytosanitary control and causes negative impacts on the quality of our environment, foods and feeds.

The main reason is insufficiently developed phytosanitary monitoring methods and development of resistance in pest populations to chemical pesticides, including group, cross and the most dangerous - multiple resistance.

The use of Arthropod pheromones can significantly minimize the risks connected with the negative impact of pesticides, decrease of pesticide load and increase the effectiveness of these protective operations.

The objectives of the proposed project are to develop new methods of pheromone synthesis for the most injurious pests of apple, corn and soybean, and the application of pheromones in integrated plant protection systems with the purpose of further research results commercialization.


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