Mate disruption for Tuta absoluta
TUTATEC is an innovative product based on sexual pheromones for the defense against Tuta absoluta in tomato and eggplant crops. The mechanism consists of distributing in the crop environment a “cloud” of pheromone which interferes in the attraction communication of the female towards the male of the pests, reducing drastically the matings.
Active substance: (E,Z)-3,8,11-tetradecatrien-1-yl acetate (E,Z)-3,8,-tetradecatrien-1-yl acetate
Authorisation of Ministry of Health: n° 17675 dated 19.00.2020
Minimum total: 185 mg/dispenser
Bag of 30 dispensers – Boxes of 10 bags
Bag of 5 dispensers – Boxes of 60 bags
FIELDS AND MODES OF USE
TUTATEC is used for the defense against Tuta absoluta in the protected tomato and eggplant crops. Dispensers should be distributed evenly inside the greenhouse, possibly reinforcing the amount on the borders and nearby the entries.
The dispenser should be positioned at a height varying from 1,2 to 2 m, hanging it to the wires or to other support structures.
TUTATEC should be positioned a few days before or at the same time of transplanting, making sure not to use infected plants. Dispensers release a constant stream of pheromone for at least 180 days in moderate climates. In case of longer cycles, it is possible to repeat the treatment.
It is crucial to monitor the presence of Tuta absoluta through a visual control of the leaves of the crop and positioning 1-2 monitoring traps per greenhouse (e.g. Super track) at a height of 40-50 cm inside the greenhouse. If necessary, it can be possible to take action with a support insecticide intervention with authorized products.
RATES OF USE
TUTATEC should be used at a rate of 200-300 dispensers/ha.
In case of low infection: use 200-250 dispensers/ha.
In case of high infection: use 300 dispensers/ha.
Distribute evenly on the entire surface, possibly reinforcing on the borders and nearby the entries.
Before use, store at a temperature of 5-6° C into the fridge. At temperatures lower than -18°C, in its original packaging the product is preserved for more than 2 years.
Before using the product, carefully read all the instructions on the packaging label.