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Electrophysiological Responses of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, to the Cera Trap® Lure: Exploring Released Antennally-Active Compounds

March 2021
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is a worldwide pest of agriculture able to use olfactory cues to locate habitat, food sources, mates and oviposition sites. The sensitivity of medfly olfaction has been exploited to develop olfactorybased attractants that are currently important tools for detection, control and eradication of its populations. Among these is Cera Trap® (BIOIBERICA, S.A.U.), a cost-effective bait. Here we ...

Mass trapping is a viable alternative to insecticides for management of Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) in apple orchards in Brazil

October 2020
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

We evaluated a new integrated pest-management system for Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830), the mainWe evaluated a new integrated pest-management system for Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830), the maininsect pest of apple crops in Brazil. Our strategy combined mass trapping and application of toxic baits in cropsystems without (Area 1) and with (Area 3) anti-hail netting. The treatments were compared with the conventionalmanagement (applications of toxic baits ...

Field efficacy of commercial food attractants for Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) mass trapping and their impacts on non-target organisms in peach orchards

February 2020
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

The use of mass trapping in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) schemes targeting Ceratitis capitata Wiedmann (Diptera: Tephritidae) has proved to be efficient. However, there has been much disagreement regarding the potential undesirable impacts of such attractant on non-target organisms. In this study, two years field trials were conducted in two peach orchards to assess the efficacy of two synthetic food-based baits from different origins (one from vegetal origin and Continue Reading

Organic biostimulants: an approach to their characterization and management within an integrated, sustainable and competitive agricultural strategy

November 2019
Bioestimulantes | Scientific articles | Terra-Sorb®

The following article shows the results of an exhaustive comparative study of both analytical characterization and agronomic efficacy of four biostimulant products based on amino acids from different sources of raw material (animal and plant origin) and methods of obtaining (chemical hydrolysis or enzymatic). Regarding the analytical characterization, the results show a greater degree of hydrolysis (greater amount of free amino acids) and a more complete and balanced amino acid profile of th...

Mass trapping and bait station techniques as alternative methods for IPM of "Ceratitis capitata" Wiedmann (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus orchards

October 2019
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

Malathion bait sprays to control medfly, Ceratitis capitata  (Diptera: Tephritidae), in Tunisian citrus orchards is expected to be phased out in the near future due to low residue tolerance inthe fruits by consumers. Attract and kill strategy that encompasses mass trapping and bait station techniques has become  awidespread method for controlling medfly. Effectiveness of two bait station methods (AAL&K® and Ceranock®) and two attractants for mass trapping (Ce...

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