Jun. 28, 2012
Exosect, a leading provider of Intelligent Pest Management solutions, announced that its Exosex OFM mating disruption technology has received registration for commercial use in Italy.
Exosex OFM* is a unique pheromone technology which controls Oriental Fruit moth, (Grapholita molesta), a major global pest of pome and stone fruit. It is specifically designed to control Oriental Fruit moth as part of an integrated pest management strategy and in doing so, assist growers in reducing insecticide residues.
Exosex OFM employs Entostat*, Exosect’s patented delivery platform, which delivers and disseminates minute quantities of oriental fruit moth female sex pheromone throughout the pest population, this in turn prevents mating and subsequent fruit damage. This product is one of a suite of mating disruption products which Exosect have developed using Entostat technology.
Exosect’s Managing Director, Martin Brown comments “Over many years we have worked hard to develop a range of pheromone based insect control products using Entostat technology as a unique delivery platform for pest control in agriculture and food manufacturing. It is fantastic news that Exosex OFM can now be made available to Italian growers as a valuable Integrated Pest Management tool for reducing insecticide use in their orchards”.