"Experience we're gaining from pepper weevil research may someday prove useful for IPM of related Anthonomus pests, including cranberry weevil, strawberry bud weevil, and apple curculio," says Eller, who is now in the NCAUR's Food Quality and Safety Research Unit.
Each pepper weevil trap, containing only 10 milligrams of synthetic chemicals, is designed to release about 10 millionths of a gram per hour and to monitor up to a hectare, which is about 2.5 acres.
Other IPM-oriented pepper weevil research is being conducted by ARS entomologist Donald A.
Pesticide applications are necessary to control pepper weevil where populations are known to occur.
The potential of biological control agents to augment conventional pepper weevil management programs has been investigated.
Organic production of peppers in pepper weevil infested areas and the incorporation of biological control agents into cropping systems are both limited by the need to control adult weevils.
In 2012 the pepper weevil was detected for the first time in Europe in the Westland greenhouse area of the Netherlands and eradicated (EPPO 2013; Gaag & Loomans 2013).
The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii as a greenhouse pest in Canada.
Laboratory rearing of pepper weevils
on artificial diets.
The yellow sticky traps used for monitoring the presence/abundance of pepper weevil adults in the field may also be useful in detecting the presence of adult C.
Catolaccus hunteri Crawford is the most abundant parasitoid attacking the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, in Florida.
Catolaccus hunteri Crawford (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is the most abundant parasitoid recovered from the pepper weevil in Florida (Riley & Schuster 1992).
While chlorpyrifos has demonstrated activity in controlling the pepper weevil (Schuster et al.
pepper weevil, biological control, native natural enemies
The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), was originally described from Guanajuato, Central Mexico, in 1894 (Cano & Alcacio 1894) and soon afterward (1904) was reported in the United States (Walker 1905).