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Provider of specialised and complimentary crop solutions to the agricultural industry

the breakthrough in effective & ecological FRUIT FLY MANAGEMENT

CeraTrap® is a Biological Solution which can successfully be used in an Integrated Pest Management programme against the following fruit fly species:

TARGET SPECIES
 • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)
 • Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)
 • Marula fruit fly (Ceratitis cosyra)
 • Natal fruit fly (Ceratitis rosa)
BENEFITS
  • Highly selective
  • Non-toxic, biological solution
  • Provides comprehensive fruit fly control
  • Compatible in an integrated pest management program
  • Population suppression in consecutive seasons
  • Neither harmful nor disruptive to beneficial insects
  • Attracts fruit flies of all species including Bactrocera dorsalis
  • Reduced labour intensity
  • No mechanical damage close to harvest
  • 100% compliance with regulations on export crops
MODE OF ACTION
MASS TRAPPING
 • Hydrolysed protein attractant (no chemicals)
 • Killed by drowning (no escape)
 • CeraTrap®bait attracts fruit flies of all species, predominantly adult females.
NOTES
  • CeraTrap® is a biological solution which could successfully be used in an integrated pest management programme against listed target pests.
  • CeraTrap® bait attracts fruit flies of all species, predominantly females.
  • CeraTrap® bait is most effective when used in combination with the original CeraTrap® trap.
  • Hang the first CeraTrap® traps as soon as the fruit become susceptible to fruit fly attacks or as early as 12 weeks before harvesting, depending on the crop and cultivar.
  • It is vitally important that infested fruit are regularly removed from orchards before and during the harvest period. Additionally, all fruit left after harvest should be removed from trees to reduce pest pressure.
  • CeraTrap® traps should be hanged on the northern side of the tree, at a height of approximately 1.5 m and within the canopy of the tree.
  • CeraTrap® could be used in combination with Male Annihilation Technique (MAT) for improved Bactrocera dorsalis control.
  • Density of CeraTrap® traps should be increased on perimeter of orchards bordering an alternative host or source of fruit fly invasion.
  • In the case of significant damage, application of complementary aerial- or ground sprays with a suitable insecticide is recommended.
  • To reduce overwintering fruit fly populations, traps should be refilled with CeraTrap® bait after harvest.
  • CeraTrap® traps should be refilled with CeraTrap® bait up to a maximum of 600 mℓ before total evaporation occurs.
  • CeraTrap® traps can be left in the orchard to be refilled the following season or removed and stored until such time.
  • Refilling intervals of CeraTrap® traps with CeraTrap® bait is dependent on temperature, relative humidity and direct sunlight.
APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS
CeraTrap® TRAPS:
CROP PEST RATE PER HECTARE REMARKS
Citrus, Stone- & Pome fruit and Table grapes. Mediterranean fruit fly, Natal fruit fly, Marula fruit fly and Oriental fruit fly. 100 Traps per hectare. Refer to to positioning diagram of CeraTrap®.
CeraTrap® BAIT:
CROP PEST RATE PER HECTARE REMARKS
Citrus, Stone- & Pome fruit and Table grapes. Mediterranean fruit fly, Natal fruit fly, Marula fruit fly and Oriental fruit fly. 600 mℓ per trap. Refill every 8 – 10 weeks.
WHAT WE DO
  • Integrated crop protection and specialised plant nutrition
  • Bio-rational offering with food safety focus
  • High quality seed and seed care expertise
  • Dedicated in-house product development and formulation
  • Independent and impartial agricultural consulting services
  • Innovative supportive technology
MARKETING BROCHURE
Read more about our products and services by taking a look at our informative brochure.

With our head office situated in Stellenbosch and regional head offices in Wellington, Viljoenskroon, Germiston and Krugersdorp, the Group is a leader in the South African agricultural industry.

We are committed to continuously offer specialist products and services encompassing a holistic set of solutions for crop production.
We have developed a unique and differentiated portfolio of crop solutions through our complementary businesses.

The InteliChem Group is closely aligned with various multi-national research-based suppliers as well as leading local off-patent suppliers, and through our comprehensive distribution channels, widespread market coverage is offered to our supplier base.

Our broad supplier base ensures that new technology is accessible to the Group as part of our offering to our customers.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO YOUR BUSINESS
OUR GROUP VISION: Solutions for sustainable crop production
OUR MISSION: To be the trusted business partner to growers by providing intelligent crop solutions

Our deep routed principles that define our core values can be summarised as follows:

  • Integrity – to always maintain the highest levels of honesty and transparency
  • Inclusive – to include people from different backgrounds in our business and the opportunities it present
  • Excellence – to strive for the best in:
    • Results – average is simply not good enough
    • Innovation – always exploring new ideas, technology and processes
    • Consistency – maintaining a high level of service and expected outcome
  • Relationships with all stakeholders marked by:
    • Respect
    • Trust
    • Collaboration
  • Fun – we want to enjoy what we are doing
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

The only bottom line that most companies care about is profits.

However, we firmly believe business should be

  • a force for good and
  • benefit more than its shareholders.

So, as well as being profitable, our mission is also to benefit:

  • the environment and
  • the communities in which we operate.

Together they are known as "People, Planet and Profits". We consider ourselves as a positive contributor on all three counts.