|Dcept CLM TM
For the mating disruption control of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella
Dcept CLM is an environmentally friendly mating disruption product that provides sustained and controlled release of the CLM pheromone to control the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella. Independent field studies have shown that CLM mating disruption is not only effective at reducing CLM populations but also the incidence of citrus canker. Dcept CLM provides control for a minimum of 12 weeks.
Dcept CLM is an outstanding alternative to standard pesticide treatments, where moths are found to develop resistance to insecticides. Citrus leafminer in particular is exceptionally resistant to foliar spray treatments since the damage-causing larvae are protected inside the leaves. Since Dcept CLM treatments only disrupt the mating of CLM, it does not have any negative impact on beneficial insects.
Citrus leafminer is a damaging pest of citrus because the larval stage mines the leaves and fruits, ultimately killing the leaves and defoliating young citrus trees. Though CLM damages a variety of citrus plants, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange appear to be most susceptible to damage by this pest.
Citrus leafminer is a major concern in states like Florida, where the incidence of citrus canker is highly correlated with the population of citrus leafminer. Research indicates that the openings created by citrus leafminer make the tree highly susceptible to the Xanthomonas axonopodis bacteria which leads to citrus canker.
Dcept CLM is designed to be applied manually and is composed entirely of biologically inert and non-toxic ingredients. For the US, this product is approved for mating disruption control by the US Environmental Protection Agency. However, some US states may require additional state registrations. For more information or to place an order, please reference the information below or contact us.
Product Use & Application Metrics
Application metrics may vary depending on factors, among them, target pest population pressure, damage threshold, environmental conditions, effectiveness of control efforts for the target pest in your vicinity. Please contact us for guidance in your specific application.