Pheromone traps are an effective, non-toxic solution to control vegetable flies, which is a serious pest in vegetable production and causes severe yield loss. It is an important IPM tool for vegetable cultivation to prevent vegetable fly damage.
Pheromone traps are species specific hence does not harm beneficial pests in the field and only traps male vegetable flies. Using vegetable fly 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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