Exosect's pheromone technology receives further registration in Turkey

3rd September 2012

Exosect's pheromone technology receives regulatory approval for Grape Vine moth in Turkey.

Winchester, UK – Exosect, a leading provider of Intelligent Pest Management Solutions, today announced that its unique pheromone technology has received registration for use on Grape Vine Moth (Lobesia botrana) in Turkey.  This follows the recent approval for Oriental Fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) in Italy and launch of Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) in France earlier this year.

Exosex is a unique pheromone technology which controls moth pests in agriculture, horticulture and food manufacturing. Grape Vine moth (Lobesia botrana), is a major global pest of grapes throughout Europe, North and West Africa, the Middle East, eastern Russia and Japan.

Exosex employs Entostat*, Exosect’s patented delivery platform, which delivers and disseminates minute quantities of the female sex pheromone throughout the Grape Vine moth population, this in turn prevents mating and subsequent fruit damage. These products form part of a suite of mating disruption products which Exosect have developed using Entostat technology.

Exosex pheromone technology in agriculture is now registered in the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Slovenia, Turkey, USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand & India.



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Background information

Exosex is a unique mating disruption technology for the control of a range of moth pests found in agriculture, horticulture and food manufacturing and stored commodities. *Exosex dispensers contain a synthetic female pheromone of the target moth species, which is formulated with Exosect’s unique and natural Entostat powder. The system works by luring males into the dispensers using the female pheromone, once they enter, the Entostat* powder adheres strongly to the bodies of the male. The sensors of the coated moths are overwhelmed which means that they are unable to detect females, and therefore do not mate.  They also act as a false lure for other male moths and the mating cycle is disrupted, resulting in fewer caterpillars emerging to cause fruit damage. The technique is simple and helps to reduce the use of chemical spraying. The Exosex technology has been developed for Codling moth in apples and pears, Oriental Fruit moth in stone and pome fruit, Grape Vine moth in vines, Yellow Stem Borer in rice, Light Brown Apple moth is soft fruit, Stored Product moth (five species) in food manufacturing and commodity storage, and clothes moth for the heritage sector.


For further information please contact: Georgina Donovan at Exosect.
Tel: 02380 603939 or email: georgina.donovan@exosect.com

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