Koppert develops drosophila control

Dutch biocontrol specialist Koppert Biological Systems has developed a trap and attractant specifically designed to catch spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a recently arrived pest of soft fruit.

Suitable for monitoring and capturing the flies, its Fruit Fly Attractant and yellow Moskisan traps "ensure the highest capture rate" compared with other lures on the market, said the firm.

To prevent unintentional capture of other insects, a special cap, available separately, makes the trap inaccessible to larger insects.

Koppert has also launched Fortafol, a "bio-stimulant" combining humic and fulvic acids in a water-soluble emulsion, that it said improves the plant's absorption of nutrients and water, increasing crop health and vigour.


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