Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Organic Farming demand an accurate and careful look at pest populations development, in order to efficiently optimize the application of Plant Protection Products on the crops and other control techniques.
Semiochemical substances are chemical substances, released by the organism, enabling the exchange of information with other organisms.
Pheromones are semiochemical substances produced and released by organisms from the same species to communicate. Pheromones can be divided into 3 categories: aggregation, dispersal and sex pheromones. Synthetic pheromones release in the environment enables to mask natural pheromones, changing the male adults behavior.
Mating Disruption technique is based on releasing a certain amount of syntethic pheromones in the Environment, confusing the insects and capturing them. This is the result of:
These effects lead to:
- Reduction in total number of couplings (sensorial inhibition);
- Delay in mating, leading to a reduction in female fertility.
Capture of Target Pests adults in a sticky trap equipped with the species specific pheromones dispenser. Either the number of insects captured in a week or passing specific thresholds are the correct parameters for an efficient Pest Management.
Increasing the number of Pheromones dispensers in used to monitor Insects development in the area, it is possible to capture a higher number of target pests. This decreases the number of adult male insects, decrease coupling rates, thus interrupting insects generation development and protecting the crops in an efficient and environmental-friendly way.
GREEN TRAP - PHEROMONE TRAPS for monitoring and mass capture in the field of harmful insects.
GREEN TRAP is a white PET Delta trap, resistant to adverse climatic conditions, equipped with front and back openings. A flap inside the trap allows an easy position and substitution of the pheromone dispensers, avoiding contact with the sticky floor. The pheromone dispenser is specific for each target pest and permits a long- release over time, even in case of climate changes, as humidity and temperature.
*Other pheromone dispensers, not displayed in this Catalogue, are available upon request.
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