From Italy to Japan - Findings on behavioural manipulation as an alternative to the use of paraffin oil in greenhouse whitefly control presented in Japan

The RELACS project just published its third news story, focusing on the experience of Valeria Fattoruso, researcher at RELACS' partner University of Trento.

Her research aims at finding environmentally sound solutions to control the population of one of the most harmful insect pests, namely the greenhouse whitefly, to replace the common use of paraffin oils.

Her outstanding work on the vibrational communication of this insect and on the use of vibrations to control its behaviour led her to Japan.

Read the news story "Behavioural manipulation as an alternative to the use of paraffin oil in greenhouse whitefly control" to find out more and follow other developments of the RELACS project on Twitter and Facebook

RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.

Bioacoustic laboratory at Fondazione Edmund Mach © Sabina Avosani, Fondazione Emund Mach

 

Slide presenting the mating behavior of the greenhouse whitefly © Valeria Fattoruso, Univeristy of Trento

 

Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems’ (RELACS) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431. The information contained in this communication only reflects the author’s view.

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