Tree crops are considered to be one of the most important sectors of Greek agricultural production, which contributes dynamically to the national economy. The success of yielding of a tree – crop depends on the genetic composition of the species, the cultivation technics, the microclimate, the pest and diseases, but also on other factors.
In order to optimize the quantity and quality of the products produced, Anthesis Ltd has managed to invest in the development of new techniques of pest and disease plant protection using innovative products and methods, aiming at the Integrated Pest Management with environmentally-friendly and consumer-friendly plant protection products.
For this reasons, Anthesis Ltd, has introduced the Mating Disruption Pheromones into the Greek market since 2009, initially in the cultivation of the apple tree. In the following years, the scope of the method was extended to both peach and nectarine cultures, while the total area covered by the method increased radically.
The main pillars and assistants in the consolidation and extension of the method are important Agricultural Cooperatives and Producer Groups of Table & Concentrated Peaches and Apples from the regions of Imathia, Pella, Kozani and Magnesia, North Greece. The main reasons that have led them use this method and the dissemination of the method are the production of non-residual agricultural products, the pest resilience management and the application of the principles of sustainable plant protection. There was also a fundamental finding that the method could furthermore provide key competitive advantages in promoting their agricultural products in demanding foreign markets.
Anthesis Ltd, dedicated to the dissemination of innovative Plant Protection methods, provides a wide range of Mating Disruption Pheromones covering the basic crops such as: Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apples, Pears, and Walnuts, against Lepidoptera, as well beneficial insects and beneficial nematodes for the control of other important enemies.