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New studies confirm the effectiveness of Bioiberica’s biological attractants for controlling fruit flies

7 Oct 2020
Plant Health
  • Cera Trap® has demonstrated greater effectiveness and selectivity in capturing Ceratitis capitata compared to other mass trapping methods
  • Suzukii Trap® Max Captures ensures that more flies and a greater percentage of female Drosophila suzukii are captured compared to other monitoring systems
  • Both studies will be presented this week in the 4th TEAM Meeting on biology, ecology and fruit fly control held in France

Bioiberica Plant Health is participating this week in the 4th TEAM Meeting on biology, ecology and fruit fly control. The meeting is held in France and brings together more than 200 specialised international participants on the subject. One of the new items in the conference is the inclusion of Drosophila suzukii for the first time. This difficult-to-manage invasive species has spread across the world, affecting soft fruit crops in particular.

One of the works presented by Bioiberica precisely refers to the efficacy of the Suzukii Trap® Max Captures, the company’s biological attractant to control this species. This study concludes that Suzukii Trap® Max Captures ensures more flies and a greater percentage of female Drosophila suzukii are captured compared to other reference systems.

Suzukii Trap® Max Captures is a food attractant specifically made to capture Drosophila suzukii made up of peptides and organic acids with a strong power of attraction towards fruit flies. It is a 100% ecological solution which does not require any insecticide in its formulation or in its use in the field.

The second work refers to controlling the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, one of the most destructive insects worldwide. The study analyses the mode of action of the Cera Trap®, a fully ecological biological attractant to control this species. The results conclude that the emission of volatile compounds has a higher power of attraction for the adults of this insect, especially for the females. The product also demonstrates greater selectivity in capturing Ceratitis capitata and is positioned as an effective alternative to insecticide treatments, which is respectful to the auxiliary fauna.

Bioiberica is a worldwide leader in the life sciences sector, committed to improving the health and well-being of people, animals, and plants. The Bioiberica Plant Health business unit contributes to agricultural progress, offering sustainable solutions to overcome plant stress, increase crop performance, and enhance quality parameters. It researches and develops pharmaceutical quality biomolecules for biostimulation, nutrition, and bioprotection.