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In the orchard, it is necessary a natural defense against harmful flying insects in agronomy and civil, through a continuous mass capture, to significantly reduce the need for chemical pesticides.

In the orchard, it is necessary a natural defense against harmful flying insects in agronomy and civil, through a continuous mass capture, to significantly reduce the need for chemical pesticides.

Cydia pomonella is one of the most harmful Lepidoptera for pome fruits.
 

The larvae damage the fruit by digging tunnels, where they remain until the end of development.
 

The damage they cause to the fruit makes it fall and can no longer be marketed.
 

(Foto: Donald Hobern @ Flickr)

The walnut maggot is an easily recognizable dipteran: it is cream colored and often has black spots, transparent wings with dark bands.
 

Each female can lay up to 400 eggs, inside the nut shell that is already marked by the females themselves with an inhibitory pheromone (to ensure that other specimens do not deposit in the same nuts). When hatched, the eggs feed on the ball; the larvae ripen in 3-5 weeks: they cause the darkening of the hull which slowly covers all the fruit.

RED COLORED TRAPS SPECIFIC FOR DROSOPHILA SUZUKII

VASO TRAP®: selective trap for monitoring and massive trapping
TAP TRAP®: trap for massive capture

Suggested bait by the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all’Adige (TN):

Mix into traps apple cider vinegar (3/4), red wine (1/4) with a tablespoon of brown sugar. Replace the bait inside the container every 15 days.

After placing two 1.5V AA batteries (not included) in its battery compartment, insert the luminaire into its bracket inside one of the semispheres, then assemble the sphere.

Before applying the glue, wrap the sphere with a transparent plastic film (such as cling film, or two clear shower cups); then apply a suitable glue.

Suitable glues range from sprayable to brushable, specific for insects and tube glue (such as mouse glue), all of which are available in garden centres and specialised stores.

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It is very important to prevent biological intervention from protecting fruit plants from pests, avoiding the use of pesticides.
Different types of insects lay their eggs on the fruit: the larvae feed on their interior and cause serious damage to the crop.
Fruit insects can cause damage to our fruits, but we often make mistakes by using a defense remedy that does more harm than cure.

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