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Cera Traps--Barmac

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Cuke starts with ...
Bunnings are flogging it this year.
Anyone tried the traps and wish to comment.
Says it's suitable against both Med fly and Qld fruit fly.
Interestingly they say it targets females. Given that the females are reluctant to enter similar contraptions, I'm a little sceptical.
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Julie says...
I have had one out for two weeks now, and it has caught dozens. I live in an orchard area, and the local growers are using these by the hundred, since Lebaycid has been banned in WA.

I haven't checked the gender - if I have time I'll do that tomorrow.

I like the idea that it lasts five months. So much better than changing the bait in traps every week.
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Cuke says...
Thanks Julie!
And the commercial growers are getting good results with it, are they?
Is it likely to evaporate completely in a scorcher?
I am prepared to accept some loss, but not the failure of splash bait products (spinosad) I have tried previously.
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Julie says...
I think they are using them along with with other methods, but don't know what. Probably splash baiting? We will know the results when the fruit comes in season. Growers are furious that Lebaycid has been banned in WA, along with Malathion.

I still intend to put organza bags on the apricots and peaches.

So the Spinosad didn't work?
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GardenAustraliaWanabee says...
Anyone using this product this season?
FF is a bigger problem earlier than normal this season.
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Julie says...
This thread is a good reminder - I need to get the traps going. I was able to buy refills for them at the local hardware store.
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GardenAustraliaWanabee says...
So they worked for you Julie, last season???
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Julie says...
Depends what you mean by 'worked'. Yes, they caught lots of FF, but the fruit was still stung!

But we all have to catch as many as we can to at least cut down the numbers. I may have to buy another couple of traps.
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Saugus says...
Cera traps only trap Med fly,despite what Barmac says See cera' traps own web site. I even doubt it catches many females as they will not enter confined spaces.
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Boris Spasky says...
To be fair, it is a Spainish co. where only Med fly exists.
Unfortunately QLD f fly's first preference is ripe/ripening fruit.
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Chris says...
Well I gave them a trial this season.
The good news is they capture more QLD ffly than other protein baits.
The bad news is the females know the difference between a ripe nectarine and the Cera trap. I had a fly stinging a fruit, 20-30cm from a trap. Losses too great.
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ivepeters says...
Had two 5m apart, FF still knew that apples are best.
Luckily I bag most, but leave some out as test subjects.
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Hunphrey says...
I just bought the Cera trap fluid refill from Bunnings. I used a fruit juice bottle with some holes punched in the side and hung it in my mango tree. I have two side by side.

Caught heaps of fly in the bottle but not one infected fruit.



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Dawei says...
The secret is to get the traps out a couple of months before you would damage on your crop. The female needs a protein source before she can lay her eggs, so getting it out early will be much more effective. Also a good idea to hang some traps around the outside of your site to catch them as they fly in from other areas.
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Michael D says...
I was at Tropical Fruit World last month and ask them about FF control.They dont spray but rather use any traps that can break the mating cycle 3 times is as good as they can do.This means you need to have any traps like Cera or Wild May out all the time to kill as many male FF as possible.Its not 100% but its as good as traps can be without using nets or exclusion bags.
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