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First Posted: Feb 16, 2011
Nov 6, 2014

Repellency of a Wax-Based Catnip-Oil Formulation against Stable Flies

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"Junwei J. Zhu, Christopher A. Dunlap, Robert W. Behle, Dennis R. Berkebile, and Brian Wienhold, USDA-ARS, Agroecosystem Management Research Unit, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583, United States, USDA-ARS, Crop Bioprotection Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois 61604, United States J. Agric. Food Chem., 2010, 58 (23), pp 12320-12326, DOI: 10.1021/jf102811k, Publication Date (Web): November 8, 2010, Copyright This article not subject to U.S. Copyright. Published 2010 by the American Chemical Society

Stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), are one of the most serious livestock pests, which cause significant economic loss in the cattle industry. Current practices for managing stable flies are limited to costly sanitation techniques and unsustainable insecticide applications. The present study reports the initial efforts using catnip essential oil as a spatial repellent and the results of field trials using a wax-based formulation to repel stable flies in the cattle feedlot. ..."


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