The Agrohealth has successfully established public and private projects which were realized integrated control work on pine pityocampi (Thaumetopoea pityocampa).
The caterpillar of the pine trees or pityocampi or caterpillar procession is one of the main enemies of the pine. It is a nocturnal moth of Thaumetopoeidae family. The larval stage of the insect consumes much of the leaf area which then significantly reduces the growth of young trees and high insulting consecutive years can result in drying young and large pine age. The presence of the insect is visible 1/3 of pine but harmed mainly areas where the trees are malnourished, pine not ‘born again’ (usually technical pine groves or urban) are missed and the natural enemies of the caterpillar.
Attribute larvae are allergic reactions caused to anyone who approaches since only threatened disperse the hair air toxins that irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system which is very dangerous in places where moving vulnerable groups (young-old).
Treating the larvae is by mechanically remove cocoons created by insects during the winter -Principles spring and spraying at the bases of trees, their trunks and where possible in cocoons authorized BCG preparations (biological control), preferably in the fall.
The Agrohealth has qualified personnel for the diagnosis and control of insect and have appropriate staff, agriculturists and workers – who are specially trained for the pruning and spraying operations even at high altitudes.