Lihua Village is located on the east bank of Yongding River in the southwestern suburbs of Beijing and is under the jurisdiction of Panggezhuang Town, Daxing District, Beijing. Lihua Village has a total arable land area of 5,000 acres, of which 3,500 acres of old fruit trees over 100 years old, and more than 100,000 new and old fruit trees.
According to the investigation by Pherobio's field specialists, local pear trees will expect severe damage from oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta). In previous years, local fruit farmers mainly used chemical control.
From March 25th to 30th, after pruning branches in the pear orchard, Pherobio's OFM mating disruption dispenser were implemented, at a rate of 40 per acre. Pheromone traps of OFM was also applied to monitor the pest population.
OFM mating disruption technology in Lihua Village pear orchards will continue to be implemented in the next 3 years and this will benefit local pear deals for practising biological pest control and lowering environmental impact compared to conventional pest control.