31st July 2009
Exosect's Exosex SPTab solution selected as finalist in the 'Best Innovation in Non-Crop' category
Exosect, a leading provider of Intelligent Pest Management solutions, has announced that its Exosex SPTab solution, has been nominated as a finalist in the ‘Best Innovation in Non-crop’ category at the Agrow Awards, being held in London on November 11th.
The awards ceremony, being held at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, aims to reward innovation and excellence and recognise the outstanding achievements of those working in the crop protection and crop production industry.
Exosex SPTab, a pioneering and environmentally friendly method of pest control in food processing and storage environments, has been nominated for the category of ‘Best Innovation in non-crop’ which is specifically aimed at recognising innovation in the expanding non-food crop sector.
Exosex SPTab is a small tablet consisting of Exosect’s Entostat™ powder formulated with minute quantities of the female sex pheromone common to five of the major moth pests of food processing; Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia elutella, Ephestia Kuehniella, Ephestia figulilella, Cadra cautella.
The Exosex SPTab tablet works by attracting male moths to the Entostat™ powder and female pheromone. As the male moths pick up Entostat powder, their pheromone receptors become overloaded with pheromone and they are unable to locate females. A male carrying Entostat™powder will form a mobile pheromone dispenser, producing “false” pheromone trails, which attract additional males.
Contact between the males ensures that the Entostat™ powder and the confusion effect is automatically passed on, this process is called Auto-Confusion™. The result is a state of sexual confusion amongst the male moth population leading to effective mating disruption. This product helps processors to reduce and/or eliminate insecticide sprays and consequently, reduce subsequent down-time in production associated with fumigation and spray regimes.
Further information on Exosect – including interviews, demonstrations, users stories and site visits – is available from:
Georgina Donovan / Jemma Tompkins
Tel: 02380 603939 / Fax: 02380 603969