Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply launched a new reference specification under the name ER 48, for the surveillance and control of a biological target, the “South American fruit fly” (Anastrepha fraterculus). ER 48 establishes the minimum specifications and guarantees for the registration of plant protection products based on hydrolyzed protein from the intestinal mucosa of pigs. This is a unique active ingredient used in this type of regulation.

The publication of ER 48 expands the number of specifications covering the semiochemicals contained in traps to attract insects, whose use for monitoring and control depends on several factors, such as the concentration of the active ingredient and the number of traps distributed throughout the orchard.

What is Anastrepha fraterculus?

Fruit fly subject to quarantine restrictions imposed by other countries. Successful management of this species can open new markets for domestic fruit and place Brazil higher in export rankings.

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