ATTRACAP® are granules aimed at limiting the infestation of wireworms (Agriotes sp.) in potato cultivation in the event of low and average infection.
ATTRACAP® has been approved in Germany for distribution and use in accordance with art. 53 of the Regulation of the European Parliament and the European Council (EC) no. 1107/2009 in the period from 15 February 2018 to 15 June 2018. The product is intended to be used for potato cultivation only in areas threatened with infection on approx. 5,000 ha.
In recent years there has been a significant increase of economic losses caused by Agriotes spp. infection in potato cultivation. Agriotes spp. larvae bite deeply into potatoes. Apart from feeding damages, their susceptibility to fungal and bacterial infections, such as Dry Core, is increased.
Quality is decreased to an extent that makes marketing of the crops partially impossible. A low damage threshold, at the level of 5% in the case of fresh market potatoes, results in high economic losses for the farmer even at a low level of infestation.