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Madex HP

– Bio Insecticide for Control of the Codling Moth

Madex HP is a highly efficient preparation for the biological control of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella), based on a Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV). Madex HP was the first product for codling moth control based on the isolate CpGV-M. Madex HP has been successfully applied for more than 20 years in conventional and IP programs. The virus can already kill the larvae in their early instars, before they bore into the fruit. With regular applications of lower dosages of Madex HP an effective long-term control can be achieved by killing the larvae at later instars.


Advantages of a Baculoviral Bio Insecticide

  • Low application rates 

  • Madex HP is compatible with most commonly applied crop protection products. Avoid copper and pH over 8.5

  • Madex HP is replicated inside the host as the infection increases. When the larva dies it liquefies and more virus is released into the natural environment

  • Madex HP only target the codling moth, allowing beneficial insects to assist in managing  crop pests in an integrated program

Codling Moth

About Codling moth

Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is one of the world′s most serious pests infesting pome fruit. It is highly adaptable to various climatic conditions and environments. Resistance towards several chemical insecticides has been reported. Therefore, alternative strategies are required to successfully control this pest. The larvae chew their way into the fruits, usually by entering at the blossom end, the stalk end or at contact points between fruits. Their spiral tunnel finally leads towards the core and is often a source for secondary infections.


Crops affected by Codling moth

  • Apple

  • Pear

  • Walnut

  • Apricot

  • Peach

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