The Last Call™ Range is a unique formulation and a breakthrough in sustainable pest control. The development in combining a species specific pheromone with a contact insecticide in a protective, slow release, paste-like matrix is a step forward in environmentally friendly and cost effective management. This BioScience technology has been successfully tested and proven in over ten years of trials. Multiple formulations have been developed for fruit and vegetable crops. With the on-going research the technology holds tremendous potential for all markets to produce crops in a more natural way.
Last Call’s composition is a unique blend of species specific sex pheromone combined with a contact insecticide in a slow release paste like matrix, releasing a constant amount of pheromone, over a 6 week period. Small droplets are applied to the plant through a precalibrated pump head. This small droplet placed evenly throughout the crop’s leaf surface, acting like a virgin female, attracts males to mate with it. When a male finds the droplet he lands on it, thinking he has found a female. During the 6 week period multiple males can visit the same droplet. The male covers the droplet in order to mate but on contact picks up enough insecticide to kill him within minutes, thereby depleting the entire population, which results in infertile eggs and prevention of future generations, leaving your orchard pest free. A follow up application is recommended after 35 days to ensure a high amount of pressure remains on the male population.
Last Call™ is applied to a few leaves per row in the orchard resulting in residue-free fruit, which reduces pesticide risk to consumers.
Last Call™ is rain fast and can be applied during wet conditions or even under a centre pivot irrigation system, saving reapplication costs.
Last Call™ does not drift in the wind during application, as with conventional chemicals, allowing the crop to stay pesticide free.
No protective clothing is required during application and no re-entry time is necessary.
Last Call™ offers a friendly alternative to conventional chemicals, which protects beneficial insects, lowering the risk of outbreaks of secondary insects.
No heavy spray equipment or tractors are needed to apply Last Call™ which saves costs and preserves the soil from compaction.
After a single application, Last Call™ is effective for a period of 6 weeks, saving time and cost.
Last Call™ hinders resistance to pesticides as it only targets the adult males in the insect’s life cycle.
Insect Science (Pty)Ltd trap-range-graphic manufactures a wide Trap Range specifically designed as an eco-friendly, biologically safe method for the monitoring and mass trapping of pests.
The ToolKit RANGE has been specifically developed to enhance the ease of pest monitoring and control of pests for the growers needs. These kits have been tried and tested to complete a full monitoring cycle of 5 - 6 weeks, covering a 4 - 10 Ha area of species specific pests only.
The I.P.M. Tool Range is a combination of products that assist the grower in proving his monitoring system and application of our Last Call™ product range. This range consists of products like magnifying glasses, scale card boxes and extension poles to ease the workflow of the grower on a day to day farming bases.