Integrated Pest Management At The Heart Of The EU Sustainable Use Directive

7th September 2010

Exosect highlights how apple and pear growers can conform to the new Sustainable Use Directive

Winchester (UK) - The EU Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) came into force on 25th November 2009 and is structured to compliment the new Plant Protection Regulation EC/1107/2009.  The Sustainable Use Directive aims to reduce the dependence on pesticide use through the promotion of Integrated Pest Management.

Since the introduction of Directive 91/414, a number of new bio-control products have entered the market however, from a growers perspective, moving from well known chemistry to entirely new bio control technology can be a nerve wracking prospect.  Under the provision of the SUD, laws must come into force by November 2011 therefore it is absolutely key that the industry supports growers through this process.

For apple and pear growers using conventional pest control, Exosex CM (for the control of Codling moth) can be used as part of the transition from chemical control to bio control.

Mike Niven, Business Development Manager at Exosect explains, “An effective way to integrate Exosex CM into a conventional spray programme is to spray for the first generation of Codling moth and place the Exosex CM system for the remainder of the season, this helps the grower reduce the number of pesticide sprays but also greatly increases the pre-harvest spray interval thereby reducing the potential for residues”.

For further information on how Exosex CM can be used to reduce pesticide use, please contact your distributor or advisor, alternatively, contact Mike Niven, Business Development Manager at:
Exosect Ltd. Tel: 023 80 60 3950, email



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