Conventional insecticides are extremely harmful to the farmer, pollinating insects, and consumers ( residue on fruits and vegetables). Therefore, the world is looking for an alternative, safer way to protect the plants from pest insects. One of them is pheromones .
One of the most promising methods is mating disruption by releasing a small amount of insect sex pheromones to prevent the males from finding the insect females. This way females do not get fertilized and cannot lay eggs that develop into larvae eating the plants.
It is a very effective and environmental-friendly technology, but the production of pheromones is quite expensive. Read more