Ao Midori Biocontrol it is involved in several investigation projects and developments on attractants and agricultural pest pheromones, in particular in the development of new attractants and management techniques using environmentally friendly products by using techniques such as mass trapping. Consult us about our products in development and any other product of your interest.
These baits capture specially females, so its use in the traps is an effective method for the monitoring and management by mass trapping to combat the adults' insects' pests, reaching an effective level of management, keeping the insect population under the acceptable tolerance threshold.
Attractants are used basically in managements' techniques by mass trapping with the suitable traps. These methods do not leave residues or affect the beneficial insects, because they are, generally, specific.
They can be detected over long distances, causing in the being who receives it a change in its physiology, biology or behaviour. There are different types of pheromones for different behaviour functions: sexual attraction, aggregation, alarm, dispersion, defence, etc.
During the past years, the use of pheromones has proved being highly effective for the monitoring and management of certain insect populations, in addition it has advantages of its safety for humans, wildlife and ecosystems compared to any other type of insecticides, as it has a high specificity and residue elimination.
The use of some of these pheromones, especially sexual, in the pests monitoring, becomes in nowadays an effective method for insects monitoring and for the direct population management by mass capture using traps or sexual confusion.
It is for this reason that Ao Midori Biocontrol has been involved in the production of some of these products, considering that a high quality of the active ingredients of synthesis according to its specificities are essential for the correct performance of the desired function.
The monitoring is one of the main pillars of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs and provides us very useful information about the following points:
The insect identity identification and/or confirmation.
The infestation level valuation.
The monitoring of the Populations levels in the crops and warehouses (flight curves determination).
Determining the moment to realize phytosanitary treatments, when these want to be done, in order to avoid unnecessary treatments and choose the optimum moment to achieve them.
Valuation of the effectivity on the management techniques that are being used, whether they are treatments by phytosanitary products or managements techniques by pheromones, just as the sexual confusion techniques.
In contrast with sexual pheromones, they attract both females and males, so they are very useful in mass trapping management programs. The curculonidae have a great economic importance.
They can be used in surveillance programs (monitoring) and in mass trapping.
The method of use and the trap density to be used are also specific in each case. The indications of use of every trap are a general guide that intends to provide the user a starting point for the implementation of its monitoring and/or mass trapping programs. The conditions and local practices can lead to the personalization programs.