Ceratitis capitata control on table grapes in Spain by the mass-trapping system Cera Trap®
The Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) ,Ceratitis capitata,is a world wide agricultural pest with an extremely high invasive potential, which makes this species difficult to control. Mass trapping techniques a recurrently one of the most common control methods applied against Medfly as an alternative to standard insecticide sprays. CeraTrap® is a pesticide-free attractant formulation of natural origin, based on a liquid protein mixture obtained by an exclusive enzymatic hydrolysis.CeraTrap®(CT) has a strong attraction capacity for Medfly and with higher ratios of females. Many field trials were carried out world wide over the last ten years showing that CT is an effective system against Medfly. It is registered in Spain as plant protection product under Regulation1107/2009 on citrus, seed and stone fruits and tropical and subtropical fruits and field trials have been carried out in 2016 to extend its use to table grapes.