Helico Lure

Helicoverpa armigera - Cotton Boll Worm

Helico Lure

Helicoverpa armigera – Cotton Boll Worm

Product NameHelicoverpa armigera Pheromone Lure
Mode of ActionAttractant Pheromone
Active IngredientZ-11-Hexadecenal, Z-9-Hexadecenal
Dosage3 mg per dispenser / lure
Product DescriptionMet pet pouch containing Z-11-Hexadecenal & Z-9-Hexadecenal blend loaded in Silicon rubber septa.
Active LifeUp to 30-45 days depending on climatic conditions.
Shelf Life2 years if stored according to the standard protocol.

Targeted Action

This product is intended for use as attractant of Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) in Farms/ Open and protected cultivation of many crops such as cotton, gram, chickpea, pigeon pea, pea, maize, sunflower, chilly / capsicum etc., in order to trap them for monitoring and mass trapping. This is found to reduce the intensity of pest incidence, leading to a reduction in crop damage thereby improving the yields / output quality.

Product Description

The Active Ingredient blend of Z-11-Hexadecenal & Z-9-Hexadecenal is a potent attractant for males of Helicoverpa armigera. This liquid formulation @ 3mg is loaded in silicon rubber septa, which is placed in traps in the field.

Application Protocol

Place the Lure/Dispenser in the funnel /sleeve trap or moth trap and place the trap at various locations in the field just above the canopy level of the crop. Recommended to use one lure of Helicoverpa armigera per trap. One Helicoverpa armigera lure would last upto 30-45 days depending upon climatic conditions. The trapping density should be adequate to manage pest infestation. The recommended trap density is 40-50 traps per hectare for mass trapping and 8-10 traps per hectare for monitoring.

Packing :

Helicoverpa armigera lure is packed in a metalized triple layer pouch.

Storage and Disposal precautions :

  • Store the dispenser away from sunlight in a dry and cool place
  • Do not open the pouch until just before placing it in the trap lure holder.
  • The product expiry date is 2 years from production date under good storage conditions and without opening the sealed pouch