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9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:34:25 PM »
It is common acidic acid.  Put on sticky taps it attracts Male (and female) psyillids and kills them.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207140432.htm

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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 04:35:00 AM »
Actually vinegar ( acetic acid) :)
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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:20:13 AM »
I sure hope this will work. What would life be without citrus. Millet no orange juice for you in the morning?

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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 12:45:02 PM »
Great find!


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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 04:33:50 PM »
Actually vinegar ( acetic acid) :)

We often employ a small bowl of apple cider vinegar and add a few drops of dish soap to trap and dispose of fruit flies in our kitchen.  Not sure about the connection with ACP, but an interesting parallel usage of acetic acid.
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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 05:37:12 PM »
Seems like this kind of pherenome trap would be best way to deal with citrus greening. But is the psyllid really the only vector? And if it's the only vector why can't other insects carry it?
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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 05:41:13 PM »
I saw another vector insect species some time ago but it's not talked about. Maybe it can't live outside wherever it's found?

It's probably the insect gut environment that allows certain microbes to survive. Like the mouth/saliva of borers that spread fungus from tree to tree.

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Re: 9 Year Search Finally Reveals Psylid Sex Phermone
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 07:44:07 PM »
How would you add the vinegar lure to a yellow sticky trap card?




 

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