Pheromones are airborne molecules that trigger a certain response in insects and other living organisms. These chemical signals are released by insects in order to communicate with one another, for example, pests may produce pheromones to attract a mate or alert others to a food source. For over 25 years Russell IPM have been developing nature identical semiochemicals that imitate the pest’s own pheromones. When placed in the field these semiochemicals can be used to attract and lure a target pest to a trap or monitoring device. We produce over 150 pheromone lures that are non-toxic, species specific and effective at relatively low concentrations - making pheromones the biorational and eco-friendly solution to pest problems. Click here to enter our Agriculture site.
Russell IPM have developed an array of traps that have been scientifically optimised for the target insect. Where necessary, our range of traps and monitoring devices are available in a specific colour wavelength and trap pattern to ensure maximum attraction to the target pest. To best serve the agriculture sector, our trap production facilities include an automated multi-species pheromone baited trap manufacturing capability without human touch, wide range of pressure sensitive adhesive coating equipment to incorporate pheromones and attractants into the adhesive layer, an advanced in-house printing facility for custom made products and natural material based bio-pesticide manufacturing facilities. Click here to enter our Agriculture site.
Russell IPM strives to develop safe and ecologically friendly biorational solutions for sustainable crop management and to minimise the need for blanket pesticide spraying. Our products aim to have minimal impact on the consumer, beneficial insects and the environment, safeguarding the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of food production. Russell IPM products such as Optiroll and Ceranock offer maximum protection from fruit insect pests whilst leaving 0% residues on fresh produce. Click here to enter our Agriculture site.