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Nasty love trap
To prevent the vines from getting infested in the first place, winegrowers are now following a kind of birth control system based on pheromones. The "contraceptive" - or the active ingredient for the insect pheromone - is produced by our Saltigo business unit on behalf of customers in Leverkusen - by the ton.
How does it work? Admittedly, the pheromone trap is a bit mean. Pheromones are attractants emitted by females ready to mate. This is how the moths find sexual partners over long distances. Intensively used, the grapevine moth smells everywhere for females willing to mate. So at the beginning, the Casanova thinks he´s in paradise. But where are they? He can’t find the potential partners he thinks are behind the pheromone. Increasingly confused, he will end up alone with his desires.
The pheromone produced by Saltigo is a so-called "agricultural pheromone": a highly efficient, selective and non-toxic compound that solves the pest problem in an environmentally friendly way and secures the harvest for the winegrowers.
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