INTRODUCTION

Insect pests cause enormous losses to crops. Sole reliance on the application of chemical pesticides has led to several side effects like resurgence of pests, resistance to pesticides and outbreak of secondary pests coupled with problems of environment pollution. To effectively overcome these issues Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technology is advocated across the globe. LIGHT TRAP is one of the important IPM tools. These are widely used visual traps to control the menace of agricultural pests.

MODE OF ACTION :

The main light source attracts the phototrophic insects such as moths, flies, beetles, wasps etc. These insects get collected in the collection chamber. The sub-light source provided inside the protective chamber attract the trapped insects towards it from the inside collection chamber. The porous walls of the insect collection chamber facilitates automatic sieving and grading of insects into different categories under the influence of the light source. This helps in the separation of smaller insects, mostly beneficial ones (such as parasitoids) from the larger size insects like beetles, moths, crickets, flies etc. The harmful insects can be removed out or killed in the chamber liself. Field tests of the product has shown encouraging results on various crops under different agronomical conditions. The product acceptance level is growing in leaps and bounds.

ADVANTAGES

  • Reduces the insect pests’ population
  • Reduces the usage of Chemical Pesticides
  • Durable, ideal for individual or mass usage
  • Maintains the balance of Eco-System
  • Effective even during rains

USES CROP 

TARGET PESTS

Paddy

Yellow Stem borer, Leaf folder, Green Leaf hopper,Plant hopper, White Grub

Pulses

Pod borer, Semilooper, Cutworm, Crickets, Grass hopper

Maize

Stem borer, Stalk borer

Soybean

Looper, Green looper, Army worm

Sugarcane

Pyrilla, White grub, Grass hopper, Top borer

Vegetables

Semilooper, DBM, Leaf miner, Black Cutworm, Crickets, Fruit & Shoot Borers

Groundnut

Hairy caterpillar, Leaf miner, Thrips

Mango

Moths, Mole Cricket

Tea

Tea Looper moths, Red slug moths sassids, Mole cricket