Bye bye pesky cabbage fly

By 27. April 2012Blog

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart and the University of West Hungary in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary have joined forces with various organic agriculture associations to produce a pellet that acts as a deterrent to cabbage flies and fertilises plants at the same time.

The pellets are made of the fermentation residue from an organic biogas plant, horn meal and the magic ingredient, 0.1 % cyanobacteria. When the pellets are applied around the base of plants, the naturally occurring soil flora break down the cyanobacteria releasing a scent that repeals the cabbage flies.

Read the full press release on the Fraunhofer Institute website