The growing awareness of climate change has led to a domino effect within most industries. Agriculture is no exception. Customers are increasingly becoming more conscious about pesticides and other toxic chemicals used in the industry. After all, you are what you eat.
In this situation, organic farming has been in the spotlight for a while. However, this farming system is expensive and has many issues. One of them is agriculture pest control, which is difficult to manage through organic methods alone. Pesticides, though harmful, are an effective countermeasure against common pests that can destroy crops and leave a major portion of your yield inedible.
The importance of pest control
Ask any farmer about the most hated part of their job, the answer you’ll most likely get is pests. These insects can be responsible for high yield loss and are very hard to stop. If left unchecked, Locusts, Rootworm, and other pests can leave behind destruction and food shortage that’s almost biblical in proportion.
It’s why many in the agriculture industry resort to using common pesticides and insecticides based on chemical ingredients. These options provide good control most of the time when used wisely. And why not? Chemical pesticides can be used effectively and efficiently for pest control. It’s an ideal solution that actually works… but guess what, it comes with a catch!
The use of many pesticides is a severe health risk. Depending on the type of pesticide used, it can result in short–term or even chronic effects on the consumer’s health. Exposure to such chemicals can lead to blindness, nausea, and, in some critical cases, even death. This is the reason why in many countries some of the harmful insecticide formulas are banned for usage in many areas across the world. As awareness of these side effects grows, the need for a healthy alternative form of agriculture pest control grows as well.
Thankfully, Davik has a solution.
What is Catchy by Davik?
Catchy by Davik achieves everything that a commonly used pesticide does but without the adverse effects on the consumer’s health. In a nutshell, it’s a uniquely made dry adhesive that attracts and catches flying pests to protect your crops.
Catchy is ideally made for greenhouses, tunnels, and net houses. If your farming operations include cannabis, indoor hydroponic farming, nurseries, vegetable crops, leafy greens, and other crops that are directly consumed, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate pest control system. Catchy can do that job easily.
And the best part! You don’t have to worry about regular applications. Generally, Catchy remains effective for at least 6 months.
Catchy has several other advantages listed in detail below.
1 – Chemical Free
Catchy by Davik doesn’t use any chemicals. It’s designed to be a perfect addition to any farm and is 100% non-toxic. It can dramatically reduce the need for insecticide spraying while also providing adequate security to the crops. The adhesive tape leaves no residue behind on the crops, making them safe for consumption. The product can easily be used as a part of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) while having a significant impact and effectiveness.
2 – Usable in Harsh Conditions
The adhesive roller sheet is ensured to be effective even in extreme environments. Catchy was tested in the Judean Desert and prevailed against both cold nights and hot days.
3 – Easy Installation
Catchy doesn’t waste your time. It comes with the glue already applied on the sheet and is sticky on both sides. For installation, all you need to do is simply hang the roller sheet in the needed area and you’re done! The roll itself is very easy to handle, thanks to special design, developed together with local farmers, thinking exclusively about their convenience in usage.
4 – Detection System
One major advantage of Catchy is that it can be used as an early warning system for infestations. By giving a visual indicator of the types of pests and their population in the area, Catchy allows farmers to take early action against any suspected infestation. It actually alerts about any new pest population in the farm and also controls it by preventing extensive growth.
5 – Available in different colors
Depending on the type of pest, they are more likely to land on either blue or yellow surfaces. If you need an effective system against thrips, then Catchy blue is what you need. While on the other hand, Catchy Yellow is the solution for problems related to whiteflies, aphids, shore flies, also thrips and other kinds of pests.
That’s not all, additional colors can also be arranged if needed.
Davik: Leading the way for sustainability in most industries.
Davik is a leading name when it comes to sustainable packaging for a good reason. It’s an excellent choice for anyone looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging at the minimum price. Davik works in several industries such as Food & Beverages, Retail, Building & DIY, and others.
The agricultural industry is another area where Davik offers multiple innovative solutions. From Catchy to GreenCarry and many others, Davik is the leading choice for many firms looking to make their operations more eco–friendly.
Davik’s main specialization is the development and formulation of adhesive solutions. This is the area where Davik outstands and sometimes provides creative and effective solutions thanks to the knowhow and expertise of its R&D team.
Interested in learning more? You can contact Davik now and have an experienced and innovative team ready to help you find the most practical sustainable solution you need.
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