According to a new study, a “scent-like” spread helps to remove pests from garden plants.
The unique scent is made up of compounds made from natural pesticides that destroy plants and crops.
The pests that pick up the noise change their behavior, thinking that hunters are nearby.
Plant-eating insects pose a serious threat to gardeners and farmers around the world, especially as they are more susceptible to disease and more resistant to traditional pesticides.
Now, researchers at Pennsylvania State University have come up with a sweet-smelling solution.
Dr. Sarah Herman, author of the study, says: “It is not uncommon for us to use our senses to avoid dangerous situations. If a building caught fire, we could use our sense of humor or sense of smell to identify the threat.
“There is evidence of danger in taxis for such behavioral responses, but hunter-gatherers suggest that they can identify pre-threats, but methods of identification are not well understood, especially for insects.”
Aphids are highly destructive, and their ability to transmit plant diseases is a constant problem for adolescents.
They are also a favorite food of ladybugs that gardeners and farmers accept as a natural pest control. The researchers found that lice and other plant-eating insects could stay out of the fields if they could smell nearby predators.
Fragrances given by ladybugs can be used to stop breeding and to grow large wings, both of which have been shown to reduce anxiety.
The research team used chromatography to identify the “persistent odor” of the ladies.
The aphids were then exposed individually to see which response was most effective.
The intensity of their response depends on the signal taken from an electronnogram machine designed to test for the smell of insects.
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Of the many compounds released by ladybugs, the strongest response was to a chemical compound called methoxypyrazine.
In particular, these include isopropyl methoxypyrazine, isobutyl methoxypyrazine and sec-butyl methoxypyrazine.
In the garden or on the field, a special fragrance can be put in the oil dispenser to disperse the perfume over time.
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According to the statement, the researchers now hope to test outdoor diffusers to see if they can produce the same results.
They are also looking to measure the dispersal of distributors and see if they can be applied to other pests, predators and crops.
Dr. Jessica Kansman, co-author of the study, adds: “Insects rely on odors in search of food, mates, and habitats, so this is a great opportunity to explore how to use these fragrances to control their behavior.
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