Enhancement of spinosad toxicity to Cydia pomonella neonates by monosodium glutamate receptor agonist
Recently, we reported that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a feeding stimulant and an enhancer of pesticide toxicity against neonates of the codling moth. Herein, we show that a MSG alternative,trans-1-aminocyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (trans-ACBD), alone or in the presence of spinosad (Success®), increases leaf tissue consumption by codling moth neonates. In contrast to MSG,trans-ACBD maintains its feeding stimulatory properties in the field even after 20 mm of simulated rain, and effectively increases spinosad efficacy in both laboratory and field experiments.
Pszczolkowski, Maciej A., and John J. Brown. "Enhancement of spinosad toxicity toCydia pomonella neonates by monosodium glutamate receptor agonist." Phytoparasitica 32, no. 4 (2004): 342-350.