Pheromone traps are an effective, non-toxic solution to control fruits flies, which is a serious pest in fruits and causes severe yield loss. It is an important IPM tool for fruit cultivation to prevent fruit damage. The traps are in compliance with NPOP standards for organic cultivation.
Pheromone traps are species specific hence does not harm beneficial insects in the field and only traps male fruit flies. Using pheromone traps can reduce input cost by 50% and increase yield by 30%.
How pheromone traps work?
Pheromone is a biochemical released by female insects which attracts male species for mating. The pheromones of target species are synthesized and used as lures in the trap. Male insects get attracted to the trap thinking there is a female fly and get trapped. Mating of target species reduces, hence population decreases.
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