Madex is a highly efficient preparation for the biological control of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella), based on a Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV). In order to meet specific market demands, Andermatt Biocontrol provides several Madex products based on different CpGV isolates:

Madex Top and Madex Max are improvements of the product Madex with novel isolates allowing for efficient control of resistant populations.


  • Efficient damage control of Codling Moth
  • Unique mode of action with additional effect on pest population. Therefore Madex is an excellent product for resistance management in IPM strategies
  • Suitable for residue free production. Madex can be used up to harvest and therefore offers a solution for exporting markets and baby food production.

Pest Information

Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is one of the world′s most serious pests infesting pome fruit. It is highly adaptable to various climatic conditions and environments. Resistance towards several chemical insecticides has been reported. Therefore, alternative strategies are required to successfully control this pest. The larvae chew their way into the fruits, usually by entering at the blossom end, the stalk end or at contact points between fruits. Their spiral tunnel finally leads towards the core and is often a source for secondary infections.

Product Facts

Target pest

Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)

Active ingredient

Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV)


Suspension concentrate (SC)


3 × 1013 OB/liter

Standard rate

100 ml/ha


Apple, pear, quince and walnut

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