RAK 3+4

A multi-species pheromone control system aimed at apple, pear and cherry orchards

Contact us to see how we can help on 0115 939 0202 or enquiries@agrovista.co.uk

 

Rak 3+4 provides a non-pesticide option to control male codling and tortrix moths. We have partnered with BASF to bring this to the public.

 

How it works

The dispenser can be hung on trees in April and then left to disperse throughout the season. The containers usually last for 9 months, giving you reassurance that your orchards are protected for the majority of the year.

Female pheromones are released in the area around the trees which confuses the male. This means they can't locate partners and fertile eggs are not laid.

The system has been designed for apple, cherry and pear orchards, so ideal for top fruit growers. It is also a great choice for those with a hectic lifestyle who would prefer a hands-off approach.

This mating disruption process reduces the reliance on insecticide appli
cation and the risk of residues in the crop. Get in touch with us today to find out more about the dispenser and how it can aid the protection of your fruit orchards.

                                    

 

   

 

How to get the most out of Rak 3+4

 

  • Place units uniformly throughout orchard
  • Put in the upper third of the trees
  • Monitor pest population with regular inspection
  • Minimum treated area no less than 1 ha
  • Vary height of units
  • Total dose 500 units/ha

19/11/2018

Improving yields and reducing costs for Hampshire strawberry grower

A newly developed beneficials applicator has lived up to its promise this season at one of the UK’s largest strawberry producers.  

17/10/2018

Forage management: Maximising current and future resources

Nationwide, forage supplies are believed to be 20-30% below normal, and up to 40% in certain areas, following the exceptionally dry summer With forage in tight supply this autumn, national seeds manager Nigel Walley looks at what can be done on farm to help alleviate the situation.

17/10/2018

Grassweed Control - Hitting low dormancy blackgrass hard

Blackgrass that emerges with autumn-sown cereals is 10 x more competitive than that which appears later in the season. There is likely to be a significant early flush this autumn, hitting it hard and early will be key to control.

SELECT | E-Newsletter Sign-up

Get trials and technical updates straight to your inbox.