Scientific Publications


Ceratitis capitata control on table grapes in Spain by the mass-trapping system Cera Trap®

May 2017
Posters | 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®(...

Electroantennogram of Ceratitis capitata and field responses on Bactrocera dorsalis with Cera Trap

January 2017
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

Background: Due to the economic impact of fruit flies, much attention has been focused onthe development of trapping systems for detection and monitoring pests and more recently toprovide successful pest control without the use of insecticides. This is due to the lately publicdemand for more benign control techniques. In this respect, the mass trapping techniqueattempts to provide successful pest control reducing the pest population in the plot by meansof traps baited with a lure with or wit...

Utilización de Fevillea cordifolia L., como planta trampa para el control de Anastrepha grandis (Macquart, 1846) en Panamá.

September 2016
Posters | Cera-Trap®
Antecedentes: Anastrepha grandis es una plaga restrictiva al comercio internacional de frutas de la familia Cucurbitácea. Adultos de esta especie fueron detectados en Panamá en 2009, específicamente en la provincia de Darién, a través del Sistema de Vigilancia Fitosanitaria (SVF) del Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario (MIDA). Fue necesario aplicar medidas fitosanitarias para la contención de la plaga, a fin de cumplir con las exigencias del mercado internacional. En 2012 y después d...

Identification of Ceratitis capitata electrophysiological and field responses to Cera Trap®

April 2016
Posters | Cera-Trap®

Fruit flies such as Ceratitis capitata and Bactrocera invadens are notorious worldwide for their destructive impact on agriculture and particularly difficult to control effectively. Pesticide treatment have historically been used against theses pests, but nowadays it is necessary to develop alternative strategies due to an increase in insecticide resistance, but also to toxicological and environmental consequences. Mass trapping techniques are currently one of the most common control methods...

CERA TRAP as alternative to standard fruit fly control in fruit crops of South Africa

April 2016
Posters | Cera-Trap®

Three endemic tephritid fruit fly species, Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) (Cerratitis capitata), Natal fly (Ceratitis rosa), Marula fly (Ceratitis cosyra) and a fourth species of Asian origin, the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis), are considered pests of significant economic and quarantine importance in South Africa (Manrakhan et al. 2011). Fruit flies are notoriously difficult to control due to their polyphagous nature and high number of generations per year (Llorens et al. 2008)....

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