Mais Pinhão – Integrated Management of Biotic Agents Associated with Loss of Pine Nuts Production.
PDR2020-101-031187

The main goal is to develop strategies for the integrated management of biotic agents that affect the production of pine cones and pine nuts, with emphasis on the western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis, aiming at the implementation of innovative technologies and processes for diagnosis, monitoring and control.

To this end, diagnostic and monitoring processes will be developed to determine the impact of pests on the production of pine cones and pine nuts, certain periods of pine cone development to be monitored and treated according to the phenological cycle of flowering/fruiting and the biological cycles of the pests, and developed processes (monitoring, preventive forestry) and products (attractive compounds, traps, insecticides, auxiliaries) for pest control that affect the production of pine cones and pine nuts from an integrated management perspective.

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