Vegetable Research & Innovation

New Ecologically Based Control Strategies for Diamond Back Moth in Brassicas

The objective of this study was to develop a new selective and cost-effective control tactic for diamondback moth, compatible with organic production. The project largely focussed on the lure-and-infect project against diamondback moth, which is a pheromone-based strategy for spreading insect diseases that can be used as naturally occurring biological control agents. The project also investigated the lure and sterilize strategy, for possible combination with other tactics.