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Species

Aphids

Aphis fabae, Aphis pomi, Dysaphis plantaginea, Rhopalosiphum padi, Sitobion avenae

Aphid are pests on a various crops such as apple, wheat, barley and sugar beet. Using baits to divert ants from protecting aphids, and lures to attract natural enemies to eliminate aphids, we have developed a system with which we can harmonize production and biodiversity..

Read more about the different aphid species.

Tephritid Fruit Flies

Bactrocera cucurbitae, Bactrocera dorsalis, Bactrocera zonata, Ceratitis capitata

Tephritid fruit flies are among the most severe horticultural pests worldwide, causing huge economic losses in fruit and vegetable production, and rural affecting livelihoods. We work with various species of tephritid fruit flies and are working together with academic partners in optimizing species-selective lures that can be used in monitoring and control.

Read more about the tephritid fruit flies here.

The Apple Fruit Moth

Argyresthia conjugella

The apple fruit moth can be a serious pest and cause huge damages in apple orchards in Europe. As the pest levels fluctuate strongly between years, it is very important to monitor the pest to assess whether it is going to be problematic in a given year. BioInnovate has lures and traps for monitoring are available.

Read more about the apple fruit moth here.

The Boxwood Moth

Cydalima perspectalis

Boxwood is an important ornamental in gardens, public places and church yards. The boxwood moth has in several countries in the EU taken out the entire boxwood population. Pheromone lures and traps for monitoring and mating disruption are available.

Read more about the boxwood moth here.

The Oak Processionary Moth and Pine Processionary Moth

Thaumetopoea processionea, Thaumetopoea pityocampa

The oak processionary moth and the pine processionary moth are pests of oak and pine that are spreading dramatically in Europe causing serious health concerns to humans and animals. Mating disruption is a possible method to prevent otherwise drastic measures such as cutting down oaks in the landscape. BioInnovate has been working together with local partners in the Netherlands and successfully suppressed the species in 2021. Application methods are developed for large scale application. Lures and traps are available for monitoring of the species.

Read more about the the oak processionary moth and the pine processionary moth here.

The Spotted Wing Drosophila

Drosophila suzukii

The spotted wing Drosophila is an invasive species that attacks fruits early in the ripening stage. We have developed lures and traps for monitoring, as well as novel bait-based control techniques that have been tested in Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Greece, and the USA.

Read more about the spotted wing Drosophila here.