Apr. 21, 2023
The agreement seeks to take advantage of the synergies shared by both companies, among which their commitment to more sustainable agriculture stands out.
The objective is to provide treatments for the control of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and the olive fly (Bactrocera oleae).
These are the CECA-SYSTEM and AMPHOS-SYSTEM mass capture systems, which use a high capture capacity fly trap, together with a specific dry attractant for each of the species.
They are highly efficient and very low maintenance systems, which are an essential tool in the control of populations of fruit and olive flies.
AFEPASA, the largest sulphur producer in Europe and the second worldwide, and Ao Midori Biocontrol, a company that develops and markets products for integrated pest control, have signed an agreement for the distribution of biocontrol treatments using the capture technique Massive with specific attractants. This agreement is for Europe, although other regions of the world would also be within the perimeter.
The aforementioned agreement seeks the best use of the synergies shared by both companies, such as, on the part of AFEPASA, its international presence in the five continents and its long history and extensive experience in the agricultural sector, and, on the part of Ao Midori Biocontrol, his extensive knowledge in biocontrol and integrated pest management. Both companies also share a strong commitment to more sustainable agriculture and a commitment to R+D+i, which allows them to continue advancing towards more sustainable and efficient agriculture of the future.
The objective of this agreement is to supply treatments for the control of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and the olive fly (Bactrocera oleae).
These treatments consist of a mass capture system, mainly of females, using a trap and a specific dry attractant for each of the species.
On the one hand, Bactrocera oleae is the most economically important pest in olive cultivation and is widely spread throughout the Mediterranean region, Africa and the Near East. Its dissemination is fast and extensive as it is a great flyer. On the other hand, Ceratitis capitata is a polyphagous fly that attacks citrus and fruit trees. Originally from the Ethiopian area, it has spread to most of the temperate and warm areas of the world.
The association contract was signed by Manel Montaño, general director of AFEPASA, and Javier López Aznar, on behalf of Ao Midori Biocontrol.
In the opinion of Manel Montaño "this agreement materializes the best possible alliance to offer farmers around the world an efficient, innovative and sustainable solution that helps them control these two important pests and, in this way, optimize the performance of their crops, with a consequent improvement in their profitability.″
For his part, Javier López Aznar affirms that "we share the same philosophy, objectives and values, so this collaboration agreement is the natural consequence that unites two leaders in their respective fields".