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Integrated Management of Potato Tuber Moth (PTM) Phthorimaea Operculella

The potato tuber moth is a serious pest that affects potato production and storage. Since the market value of the infected tubers has been completely reduced, it is more significant in the stores. Attract-and-kill was highly effective at reducing male flight activity and significantly reduced daily moth catches in pheromone-baited water traps (by 51.8-99.9%) in comparison with untreated plots. Botanicals are especially efficient in the form of antifeedant, repellent, protectants, and growth-disrupting hormones. They are also sources of secondary metabolites that are safer than synthetic insecticides.