Potato Research

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 23–26 | Cite as

The effect of trans-\-farnesene, used as a repellant against landing aphid alatae in seed potato growing

  • D. Hille Ris Lambers
  • A. Schepers
Short Communication


Periodical application of trans-\-farnesene, incorporated in polyvinylchloride from which it was slowly and regularly released, did not measurably inhibit the infection of seed-potato-plots with PVYN by aphid alatae.

The progeny of PVYN-infected hills proved to be only partially infected with the disease.

Additional keywords

Potato Y-virus alarm pheromone potato virus Y 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Hille Ris Lambers
    • 1
  • A. Schepers
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Aphid ResearchTNOBennekomNetherlands
  2. 2.Research Station for Arable Farming and Field Production of VegetablesLelystadNetherlands

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