General news header Mobile general news header
29 September 2022

KOPPERT will show at Fruit Attraction the success of its strategy for the biological control of aphids

Reading time
2 min.
News sections

A preventive approach and personalized technical advice have managed to curb the pest in protected and outdoor crops.

The biological control of aphids will have a prominent presence at the Koppert stand (9F12) during the upcoming edition of the international trade fair Fruit Attraction, to be held in Madrid from October 4 to 6. Despite the fact that aphid pressure is increasing in protected and outdoor crops, Koppert's technical department has obtained excellent results through biological control of this pest, one of the most important challenges for Spanish growers.

During Fruit Attraction, Koppert will show visitors to its stand the technical details of its unique strategy for biological aphid control, with an approach based on pest prevention and a complete package of biological solutions that exert effective control after the presence of the pest has been detected in the crop.

Technical advice is a key factor throughout the crop, as it allows identifying the right time for releases, and acting under a prevention system, which determines the success or failure of biological control. Therefore, the aphid strategy developed by Koppert is based on a holistic approach that analyzes all factors influencing the crop before making a decision.

In its portfolio of solutions, Koppert proposes parasitic wasps as the best solution against aphids. Products such as Aphiscout, (with five different wasp species) or others such as Aphipar (Aphidius colemani), Ervipar (Aphidius ervi), or Aphilin (Aphelinus abdominalis), as well as the combination of these wasps with the syrphid Predanostrum (Sphaerophoria rueppellii).

Also noteworthy is the broad efficacy against all aphid species of Aphidend (Aphidoletes aphidimyza), a cecidomid mosquito whose larvae eat aphids, and Aphibank, a system of refuge plants to favor the presence of all natural enemies of the aphid (parasitoids and predators).The presence of auxiliary fauna, whether introduced or appearing spontaneously, must be complemented by the use of different microorganisms to improve soil biodiversity. Koppert recommends TRIANUM®, a biological fungicide that controls diseases caused by soil pathogens and restores the soil's natural biodiversity.

Stand 9F12