Valdivia, Chile, October 2, 2018—Trécé, a developer and manufacturer of insect monitoring and control systems, and Syngenta have entered a joint agreement to introduce new pest-management solutions in Chile to help farmers there control the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM).
Under the new agreement, Syngenta will introduce Trécé’s CIDETRAK EGVM MESO, a novel mating-disruption product recently registered in Chile that is used along with judicious applications of insecticide to control the EVGM Moth (Lobesia botrana).
“We are very proud to be able to work with Syngenta to fight this destructive pest,” said Bill Lingren, Trécé owner and founder. “This type of agreement is a key part of our efforts to work at ground zero to develop and implement new and better pest-management solutions for growers.”
According to Syngenta´s Chilean Commercial Head, Pedro Donoso, Syngenta also will introduce certain complementary Trécé PHEROCON insect-monitoring systems under the new agreement.
“Syngenta has developed a new monitoring system program called MIPNET, under which field technicians will use Trece’s PHEROCON monitoring systems (traps and lures) to detect a wide range of orchard and row crop pests,” Donoso said.
“MIPNET is an important component of this pest management program, which also will use CIDETRAK EGVM MESO and a carefully timed and monitored application of insecticide,” said Cristian Arancibia, MIPNET Supervisor.
Eduardo Fuentes, a professor and researcher at the University of Talca, said he obtained excellent pest control in a season-long test of CIDETRAK EGVM MESO—a significant improvement over standard control methods.
“The European Grapevine Moth is a serious pest of vineyards and blueberries and can result in significant losses when using pesticide-only programs—and total destruction when no controls are applied,” Fuentes said.
The companies also will work together on additional large-scale testing programs. One program will include both solid and liquid dispensers of CIDETRAK control systems. Another testing program will focus on the spotted wing drosophila (SWD)—drosophila suzukii—a new invasive species that attacks cherries, blueberries, cane berries, strawberries, peaches, grapes and many other crops. SWD, a tiny fly, lays its eggs under the skin of ripening fruit, where larvae later hatch and destroy the fruit. Under this program, Fuentes will test novel Trécé technologies aimed at detecting and monitoring SWD.
Trécé also will make significant investments in other testing programs designed and directed by Fuentes and his team.
“This partnership will prove to be of great benefit to Chilean growers as new products are tested, registered and introduced in the future,” Lingren said.
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