Global Patent Index - EP 1017282 A1

EP 1017282 A1 2000-07-12 - METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO CONTROL TEPHRITIDAE FRUIT FLIES

Title (en)

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO CONTROL TEPHRITIDAE FRUIT FLIES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND ZUSAMMNESETZUNGEN ZUR BEKÄMPFUNG VON TEPHRITIDAE-FRUCHTFLIEGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET COMPOSITIONS DE LUTTE CONTRE LES MOUCHES A FRUITS TEPHRITIDAE

Publication

EP 1017282 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97942530 A

Priority

US 9716475 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9913724A1] Methods and compositions, which rely upon borax toxicants, to control Tephritidae fruit fly populations below economic thresholds are disclosed. More particularly, methods and compositions which utilize borax toxicants are disclosed which cause the Tephritidae fruit flies to die prematurely or which interfere with the female Tephritidae fruit flies to produce eggs for a period of about seven days. A preferred borax toxicant is borax wherein an effective amount in the compositions to accomplish the above is between at least about 0.01M and about 0.12M or more. A lethal amount of borax that should be consumed by the fruit flies in about a 24 hour period is believed to be between at least about 5mM and about 10mM or more, whereas the amount of borax that should be consumed by the female fruit flies within about a 24 hour period to prevent the female fruit flies from producing eggs for about seven days or longer is believed to be at least about 2.5mM and 5mM or more.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A01N 59/14; A01N 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01N 25/00 (2006.01); A01N 59/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A01N 25/006 (2013.01); A01N 59/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9913724A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9913724 A1 19990325; AU 4420897 A 19990405; AU 744876 B2 20020307; CA 2304074 A1 19990325; EP 1017282 A1 20000712

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021114

2002-06-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020305

2001-01-31 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: NIGG, HERBERT N., CITRUS RES. AND EDU.CENTER

2001-01-31 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SIMPSON, SAMUEL, E

2000-07-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000410

2000-07-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE