EP Protect®

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EP Protect®

Mating disruption is a tool that involves the overstimulation of Plodia interpunctella, Ephesia elutella, Ephesia kuehniella, Euzophera pinguis, Cadra cautella male pests with deployment of pheromones via EP Protect® dispensers, causing males to follow “false pheromone trails”, therefore interfering with mate finding behavior. 

Category: Mating disruption
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Product Description

Mating disruption is a tool that involves the overstimulation of Plodia interpunctella, Ephesia elutella, Ephesia kuehniella, Euzophera pinguis, Cadra cautella male pests with deployment of pheromones via EP Protect® dispensers, causing males to follow “false pheromone trails”, therefore interfering with mate finding behavior. 

Using EP Protect® is an environmentally sound method to protect crops that is safe for humans and pets. 

The carrier is a MD dispenser that contains active substances, that ensures a uniform release of a pheromone.

When to use

For monitoring purposes and to detect an infestation before it occurs use 2 - 3 Delta traps with Plodia interpunctella, Ephesia elutella, Ephesia kuehniella, Euzophera pinguis, Cadra cautella lures per hectare.

It is advised to use EP Protect® before the emergence of the first generation and until the end of the harvest season.

 

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Carrier

MD dispenser baited with pheromone composition.

Longevity

With optimal weather conditions (from 20°C – 35°C) MD dispensers can be used for 20 - 25 weeks once opened.

How to use

  • We recommend monitoring pest emergence by deploying 2 - 3 pheromone Delta traps with Plodia interpunctella, Ephesia elutella, Ephesia kuehniella, Euzophera pinguis, Cadra cautella lures per hectare. Each trap should be placed 1 - 1,5 m above the ground. By graphing the total numbers of the pest caught in your traps on each monitoring day, you can detect if Plodia interpunctella, Ephesia elutella, Ephesia kuehniella, Euzophera pinguis, Cadra cautella are present.
  • Use gloves to take out the EP Protect® from its foil, right before it will be deployed.
  • Place the MD dispenser following the instructions.
  • Regular, careful monitoring for signs of crop damage is imperative to ensure your site is protected. This can help you determine if additional control measures are needed and the best timing for them. We suggest using Delta trap as additional pest management tools.

1.MD Dispensers' position and density

It is proposed, depending on the dimensions of the room and the degree of contamination, using cables or strong cords, to divide the wall areas into equal shares, vertically and / or horizontally and at the same distance from each other or at the intersection of the cords, to fix dispensers, with a calculation of 100 dispensers per 60,000 m3, with medium infestation and 150 dispensers per 60,000 m3, with high infestation.

2.Storing

Dispensers should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. For conservation of dispensers for longer periods of time it is recommended to refrigerate the product, thus extending their expiration date to 24 months.

3.Replacement

Replace dispensers every 20 - 25 weeks. Please keep in mind that the disposal of the old dispensers should be done away from the monitoring/ MD treatment area, to avoid interference with the pest management process.

4.Precautions

Handle carefully. Even though this substance is not harmful to humans and the environment, it is advised to use gloves when handling the product and wash hands thoroughly after handling the dispensers.

Suitable Items

Delta Paper trap (with insert)

Delta Paper is suitable for trapping and monitoring  a variety of pest insects, in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. Must be used together with a target-insect lure.

Delta Paper trap (with insert)

Properties

Non-toxic

Non-toxic - this product doesn’t contain toxic chemicals.

Recycled

Recycled materials - recycled materials are used to manufacture this product.

Safe for Human

Safe for Human - effective, not-toxic pest control solution, that is completely safe for use around humans.