Love is in the Air - and still no female to be found
Mating disruption is already applied successfully in fruit farming and wine viticulture. However, this is performed by means of manually applied dispensers, which would be uneconomical in arable farming. The Lithos Micro-Dispenser Technology now enables it to be used likewise in large-scale agricultural cultivation , which opens up new perspectives for the future of sustainable agriculture.
The advantages of mating disruption
Highly effective and species-specific
Crop protection products for mating disruption prove to be just as effective,or even more effective than conventional insecticides. They are species-specific and only target the harmful insect. Other living creatures and beneficial insects such as bees are spared and biodiversity is preserved.
Totally non-toxic for humans, animals and the environment
Naturally occurring pheromones are used in mating disruption. These are non-toxic and therefore safe for humans, animals and the environment.
No development of resistance
Insects do not develop resistance to pheromones, which are used for mating disruption. For farmers, this means that pheromone solutions are available in the long term for effective and safe control.