Softfruit

combi-protec ® Insecticide Bait Sticker

A soluble concentrate formulation containing 1160 g/l plant extract and 140 g/l sugars (monosaccharides and polysaccharides)

Listed as Sticking and Wetting Agent in the UK since 25.01.2019 (ADJ No. 0871)

combi-protec is authorised for use with Tracer®, Conserve®, Gazelle®, Gazelle® SG, Aceta® 20SG, Acetamex® 20 SP, Agrovista Reggae®, Calypso®, Verimark® 20SC, Madex® Top, on all edible crops provided that the statutory conditions of use for the pesticide are followed and that the pesticide is not used at more than 50% of the maximum approved rate for that application. combi-protec is also authorised for use with the above mentioned insecticides on all non-edible crops provided that the statutory conditions of use for the pesticide are followed. Do not use in mixes with other insecticides, fungicides, adjuvants, foliar fertilizers, or if conditions are not recommended for the partner insecticide. Apply spray mixture within 24 hours.  

Management of Drosophila suzukii

Combi-protec in tank mix with Spintor ® against drospophila suzukii fly in various berry crops outdoors and greenhouse

Combi-protec trial 2017 (blackberry)

In a randomized field trial in blackberries, a significant reduction of larvae infestation compared to untreated control was observed after the applications of combi-protec 2,0l + spintor 8 ml/ha. Several treatments were carried out. The infestation rate in the untreated parcel was extremely up to 20 eggs per single fruit (average).

There was no significant difference to the full cover sprays of Spintor/Tracer at 200ml/ha altered with Karate Zeon Sprays at 37,5ml/ha. The treatments prevented crop discontinuation and the fruit quality as well as practical harvest distances, as well as a significant increase in yields.

     

 

Combi-protec trial 2014 (blackberry)

Blackberry Trial KEF 2014In a practical experiment * in blackberries, a significant reduction in madedness of up to 93% compared to untreated control was observed after the applications of combi-protec 2,0l + spintor 10 ml/ha. Three treatments were carried out. The treated area consisted of 1.0 hectares. The infestation rate in the untreated parcel was extremely high at the beginning of the experiment, with an average of 22 eggs per single fruit. A total of 9 harvest dates detected the infestation (TnB = days after the last treatment). The treatments prevented crop discontinuation and the fruit quality as well as practical harvest distances, as well as a significant increase in yields.  

Read the article from European Fruit Magazine in German * *, English * * or Dutch * *.

Application

Important! The success of the fight in all plant protection measures is highly dependent on the spotted wing drosophila flying back into the treated plant from the surrounding area. This means that the more flies to be expected from the environment, the shorter the duration of a measure! This can mean that very small areas with high infestation pressure in the environment can hardly be effective through treatment! This should definitely be taken into account and therefore a deployment is as large as possible. A combination with mass intercept methods is strongly discouraged, as flies are still being lured into the plant.
 The distance between treatments should not be longer than 7 days according to current experience!

Treatments before rain!

In both bait and spray treatments, a reduced efficacy can be expected after rainfall. Rain amounts of 10-15 l/m ² are already sufficient for the spray surfaces. Wash off bait dripbs.
Contrary to the general recommendations, we consider treatments to be very important before rainfall (24-48 hours beforehand), after evaluating the infestation histories in 2014!
The rainfall leads to ideal egg laying conditions and higher egg production in the cherry vinegar fly. Thus, the control measures take on an increased significance one to two days before precipitation events! Even small populations are able to cause damage under these conditions. If treated only after the rainfall, the maggots develop further as no curatively effective remedy is available and the infestation rocks up. As a result, the distances between treatments only need to be reduced in the case of very strong access.
 
Read our latest info flyer:

combi-protec flyer en 2019


 

 Recommended uses for SWD Management:

  Culture Indication
In 40l bait liquid:
(Effort per hectare)
Maximum number of applications/preharvest interval
Tracer ®
Raspberry, blackberry, currant (Red/Black/White), gooseberry, blueberry, outdoor and greenhouse Drosophila suzukii
8 ml SpinTor ®
2.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
Tracer ®
Black elderberry Drosophila suzukii
8 ml SpinTor ®
2.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
 
 
 
Culture
Indication
In 20l bait liquid:
(Effort per hectare)
Maximum number of application/preharvest interval
Tracer ®
 
Sweet-u. Sour cherry, plum, plums, mirabelle, reneklode Drosophila suzukii
5 ml SpinTor ®
1.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
Tracer ®
 
Strawberries Drosophila suzukii
5 ml SpinTor ®
1.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
Mospilan ® SG
Sweet cherry Cherry fruit fly
25 g (0.125%)
1.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
Mospilan ® SG
Sour cherry Cherry fruit fly
25 g (0.125%)
1.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide
 
  Culture Indication
In 20l bait liquid:
(Effort per hectare)
Maximum number of applications/preharvest interval
Calypso SC ®
Currant soft fruit in the greenhouse outdoors Biting u. Sucking insects
25 ml Calypso SC ®
1.0 l combi-protec
see insecticide

* The trials were carried out by Uwe Dederichs (manufacturer of combi-protec) in his former role as a consultant at the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district office.