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Mass-Trapping for Control of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Coffee Crop in Acatenango, Guatemala

March 2022
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

In the past 10 years, coffee production in Guatemala has been affected by the Mediterranean fruit fly that accelerates the fruit ripening process, resulting in early bean drop and less commercial quality. Reports have offered a new alternative for monitoring flies. In a trial in the municipality of Acatenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, the biological effectiveness of Pet bottles baited with Cera Trap®® attractant, compared with ground sprays of GF-120 (Spinosad), were evaluated for massive...

Comparison of attractivs and traps for the capture of fruit flu in orange (Citrus sinensis L. osbeck)

May 2021
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

Despite management programs and control systems established to date in citrus for fruit flies, it remains a major phytosanitary problem for orange crop in Mexico, mainly due to lack of viable alternatives and economic conditions for small farmers. In this experiment, a higher incidence of Anastrepha ludens was detected, followed by A. obliqua and in less quantity A. striata. The trap-attractant binomial with best capture effectiveness was Ceratrap-PET, followed by Ceratrap-Multilure. The fem...

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 ...

Evaluation of three types of traps for Mediterranean flies Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Acatenango, Guatemala, C.A.

November 2020
Posters | Cera-Trap®

In 2018, coffee represented 8.5% of exports in Guatemala, which places it as the second mostIn 2018, coffee represented 8.5% of exports in Guatemala, which places it as the second mostcommercialized good in the country, after textiles (Banco de Guatemala, 2018). In 2016 the coffee sectorrepresented 2.5% of the country's GDP. Coffee cultivation tasks employ 125 thousand people. 97% of themare small coffee growers responsible for 47% of the national production. Adding to that the rest of thepe...

Evaluation of three types of traps for Mediterranean flies Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Santa Rosa, Guatemala, C.A.

November 2020
Posters | Cera-Trap®

In the south-east area of Guatemala, until 2005 a total of 275.30 hectares were dedicated to mandarinIn the south-east area of Guatemala, until 2005 a total of 275.30 hectares were dedicated to mandarinproduction, of which 78% (214.73 ha) are concentrated in the department of Santa Rosa, with themunicipalities of Chiquimula, Oratorio, Taxisco and Pueblo Nuevo Viñas; then 13% (35.78 ha) are in thedepartment of Jutiapa and the remaining 9% (24.75 ha) are in the department of Jalapa (Hernánde...

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