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CERA TRAP®: a bioprotection solution for the control of fruit flies.

Saturday, 15 June 2019
Field Experience | Fields | Applied Knowledge | Cera-Trap®
CERA TRAP®: a bioprotection solution for the control of fruit flies.

Mass trapping arose in Spain in the 90s as an effective alternative to the extensive application of insecticides which until then had been taken as the only affordable strategy to control fruit flies. Aerial or localised insecticide dusting programmes ended up unbalancing agricultural systems, harming useful fauna, and implies risks for the health of the applier and the end consumer. The use of liquid food lures like Cera Trap® has two added advantages. Liquid lures do not need to use any insecticide substance in their formulation or use. Since they work by emitting volatile protein compounds they tend to mostly attract females (reproductive agent and responsible for damage to the fruit) unlike sexual pheromone compounds which mostly attract males. In comparison to a programme of reiterated insecticide treatments, the strategy of mass trapping with Cera Trap® can significantly reduce the infestation on the plant as well as damage to fruit to an even lower level than the standard insecticide programme (e.g. synthetic pyrethrins) with the extra advantage of reducing chemical waste, the creation of resistance, and the economic and environmental cost of managing insecticide active substances as well. Recently, the mass trapping system has slowly been replacing programmes of recurring insecticide applications, turning into a complementary tool within integrated pest management (IPM) and offering an effective and economically viable option for the optimal control of fruit flies.

Bioiberica - Plant Health launches web dedicated to plant stress and biological control of pests

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
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Bioiberica - Plant Health launches web dedicated to plant stress and biological control of pests

• This new online asset offers information on technology, products and scientific publications of this Bioibérica business unit
• Replaces and concentrates in a single space, different webs that, until now, coexisted separately
• With a more modern and usable style, and a totally responsive design seeks a more direct communication with customers

Equilibrium® improves fruit setting in stone fruit, thus increasing their early development.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Field Experience | Frut trees | Equilibrium®

Equilibrium® is a bio-stimulant using synergic action to improve fruit development, from fruit setting to maturation. In earlier studies, we have presented yield improvements associated with an increase in fruit setting rates and quality parameters, including demonstrating improvements in various relevant Spanish crops (horticulture, olive, citrus).

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