Wednesday, 7 December 2005

Press Release: Exosect Reveals Results of Innovative Pest Control Trials in Macedonian Vineyards


...Use of Exosex Sexual Confusion Technique reduces Insecticide Sprays in Vineyard by over 75%...

Exosect, a leading technology provider of environmentally conscious insect pest control, today announced the results of a recent trial of its innovative pheromone based mating disruption system, Exosex GBM, in vineyards in the Republic of Macedonia to control the European Grape Berry Moth pest (Lobesia botrana). This pest affects grape wine production all over the world, with 3 million acres of crops destroyed by grape pests annually, the equivalent of 1.3 billion gallons of wine.

The trial was carried out in conjunction with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food in Skopje, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius"- Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on table grapes in Kavadarchi. This is the first time that pest control using mating disruption techniques has been used in Macedonia.

Further information on Exosect - including interviews, demonstrations and users stories - is available from MCC International - exosectpr@mccint.com.
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