Coping with the corn borer

Biological & environmentally friendly

Danger in the cornfield – the corn borer

The corn borer is a small butterfly that ranks among the most considerable pests in the cornfield. Each year it is responsible for over 4% failed harvest worldwide.

The female corn borer lays up to 500 eggs at the leaf undersurface of the cornplant. After 14 days the caterpillars hatch and feed on the cornplant. Blossoms, infructescences and the marrow of the stems fall an easy prey to the catarpillars. The infested plants are more prone to diseases and fungal infestations.

Natural relief – the trichogramma ichneumonid

The corn borer is conventionelly combated with insecticides. Insecticides are not allowed in ecological and organic agriculture. The trichogramma-ichneumonids are the perfect solution for the efficient and organic pest control.
The sustainability of this method speaks for itself:

Step 1

The ichneumonid is an eggparasitoid, it lays its egg into the moths egg. The larvae are killed by the ichneumonids.

Step 2

The young ichneumonids are looking for new moth eggs to lay their own eggs into them and stop the new generation of the parasites.

Efficient application via drone

The trichogramma ichneumonids are placed in biodegradable capsules and are transported to the fields by our hightech multicopters.

By advanced GPS and precise dropping we are able to drop the capsules at the exact target. That spares the farmers a lot of time and work because the manual application of trichogramma is very complex.

It has never been so easy to combat the pest in a sustainable and organic way.

Discern the advantages

The trichogramma application via multicopter provides work simplification and profit increase. By now not only organic farmers rely on the ichneumonids.

No crop damage

The application of trichogramma does not cause crop damage and the pollution of soil and groundwater by chemicals of the insecticides can be completely avoided.

Healthy environment

By this means the trichogramma-ichneumonids do not only contribute to a healthy cropfield but also to a healthy environment in general.


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