This review presents an overview of the potential use of substrate-borne vibrations for the purpose of achieving insect pest control in the context of integrated pest management. Although the importance of mechanical vibrations in the life of insects has been fairly well established, the effect of substrate-borne vibrations has historically been understudied, in contrast to sound sensu stricto. Consequently, the idea of using substrate-borne vibrations for pest control is still in its infancy. This review therefore focuses on the theoretical background, using it to highlight potential applications in a field environment, and lists the few preliminary studies that have been or are being performed. Conceptual similarities to the use of sound, as well as limitations inherent in this approach, are also noted.

Polajnar, J.; Eriksson, A.; Lucchi, A.; Anfora, G.; Virant Doberlet, M.; Mazzoni, V. (2015). Manipulating behaviour with substrate-borne vibrations – potential for insect pest control. PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 71 (1): 15-23. doi: 10.1002/ps.3848 handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/23771

Manipulating behaviour with substrate-borne vibrations – potential for insect pest control

Polajnar, Jernej;Eriksson, Anna;Anfora, Gianfranco;Mazzoni, Valerio
2015-01-01

Abstract

This review presents an overview of the potential use of substrate-borne vibrations for the purpose of achieving insect pest control in the context of integrated pest management. Although the importance of mechanical vibrations in the life of insects has been fairly well established, the effect of substrate-borne vibrations has historically been understudied, in contrast to sound sensu stricto. Consequently, the idea of using substrate-borne vibrations for pest control is still in its infancy. This review therefore focuses on the theoretical background, using it to highlight potential applications in a field environment, and lists the few preliminary studies that have been or are being performed. Conceptual similarities to the use of sound, as well as limitations inherent in this approach, are also noted.
Bioacoustics
Vibrational communication
Integrated pest management
Vibrational mating disruption
Bioacustica
Comunicazione vibrazionale
IPM
Confusione sessuale vibrazionale
Settore AGR/11 - ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALE E APPLICATA
2015
Polajnar, J.; Eriksson, A.; Lucchi, A.; Anfora, G.; Virant Doberlet, M.; Mazzoni, V. (2015). Manipulating behaviour with substrate-borne vibrations – potential for insect pest control. PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 71 (1): 15-23. doi: 10.1002/ps.3848 handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/23771
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