Red Palm Lure
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus - Red Palm Weevil
Red Palm Lure
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus – Red Palm Weevil
|Red Palm Weevil Pheromone Lure
|Mode of Action
|4 Methyl 5 Nonanol, 4 Methyl 5 Nonanone
|700 mg per dispenser / lure
|Polyethylene pouch containing 4 Methyl 5 Nonanol- 90% & 4 Methyl 5 Nonanone – 10% and excipients loaded in wood block.
|Upto 3 months (depending on climatic conditions).
|2-3 years if stored according to the standard protocol.
This product is intended for use as attractant of Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineous) pest orchards of Coconut, Arecanut, Date palm & Oil palm 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.
The Active Ingredient blend of 4 Methyl 5 Nonanol – 90 % & 4 Methyl 5 Nonanone – 10 % is a potent aggregation attractant for males and females of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. This liquid formulation @ 700 mg is loaded in wood block, which is kept in a sealed polyethylene pouch, which is placed in traps in the field. It is used in combination with a Magnet and feed attractant to maximize catch rates of the pest.
The trap is to be positioned in such a way that it is half buried in the ground to the level of the side entrances OR hung on tree stems at a height of 1-1.5 m. Traps should ideally be placed in shaded areas. Recommended to use one lure of RPW per trap. One RPW lure would last upto 3 months depending upon climatic conditions. The trapping density should be adequate to manage pest infestation. The recommended trap density is 5-10 traps per hectare for mass trapping and 1-2 traps for monitoring.
RPW 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