Resistance to pesticides is a major threat to crop protection effectiveness and it is now critical to predict and monitor emergence and spread of resistant pest species. For new active substances, a baseline of sensitivity can be established to evaluate the resistance risk. For technical support or re-registration of products already applied in fruit growing practice, a monitoring scheme can be executed in order to quickly detect any shift in sensitivity during product use.

Field and laboratory based services

Located in the heart of the Belgian/European fruit production region, experienced pcfruit staff can assist you in collecting pest colonies, fungal or bacterial disease strains, in field trials or in commercial fields, for sensitivity testing at your own facility or at our own laboratory. Our specialists (in pest, fungal/bacterial diseases) are able to establish sensitivity to your products using standard methods or developing a suitable methodology where necessary.  

A few examples:

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)
  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)
  • Pear psylla (Cacopsylla pyri)