Dr. James Campbell - The Science Behind Mating Disruption

Mar 24, 2010, 12:10 PM by User Not Found


Dr. James Campbell is truly a professional in his field. Dr. Campbell is giving some really great insight how pheromones in pest management work.

Did you know... 

Pheromones are a chemical released through the body as an attractant. 

Here is a sample of what Dr. Campbell is speaking on: 

Sex Pheromones - Attracts the opposite sex

Aggregation Pheromones 

Monitoring programs - focused on 3 types of management 

Stored Product Pests Populations in Food facilities - divided into sub populations 

Use of Pheromone Traps - Capture adults

Distribution and Movement

Trap Capture Interpretation

Strategies for using Pheromone  Traps 

Identifying Source 

Using Monitoring Data

Mating Disruption

Using Monitoring to evaluate pest management 


Dr. James Campbell is a Research Entomologist with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of California-Davis. His research interests include the behavior of stored product insects and their natural enemies and how the use of behavioral information can improve the management of insect pests.