At PROBODELT, we have been developing and using different traps and attractants in the field for the mass trapping of the fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. In 2015, we carried out numerous services to mass trap this pest, particularly in citrus groves, but also on pomegranate groves, with a noticeable reduction in fruit damage
- Products used:
- Citric, apple or pear crops….. 40-50 traps/ha..
- Stone fruit crops….. 70-80 traps/ha.
- Placement: Three months before harvest or 15 days before fruit maturation, at the latest.
- Pest level assessment: Continuous, monitoring traps, and evaluation of damaged fruit.
- Removal: After harvest.