Dec. 10, 2019
InteliGro recently received the green light from DAFF for the registration of CeraTrap®. This bait and trap product is new to the South African agricultural industry and brings a new way in the control of the most important fruit fly species growers face in crop production. Besides the recognised fruit fly species, CeraTrap® also controls the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis
Developed in Spain, CeraTrap® is successfully used in many countries over the world. It has been tested extensively in South Africa for the past four years. CeraTrap® is currently registered for use in Citrus, Stone Fruit, Pome Fruit and Table Grapes.
The key benefits of using CeraTrap®:
• Highly effective in fruit fly control
• Easy and precise application – no spray equipment needed
• Safe for the environment – drowning by mass‐trapping
• No negative impact on beneficial insects – IPM‐focus
• No risks to humans or local and exported crops – zero residues
CeraTrap® is a protein‐based bait and trap that can be used for seasonal population management. As fruit fly control is a numbers game, applying CeraTrap® for population management, will add a lot of value in minimising population build‐up can be added in the pre‐and early‐season periods.
Considering the phytosanitary risks and financial losses associated with the presence and damage caused by fruit flies, CeraTrap® is a certain solution for sustainable fruit fly management.
CeraTrap® is based on the highly effective mass trapping technique and will play a crucial role as part of InteliGro`s InteliBio Solutions range and Integrated Crop Solutions approach.