Red Palm Lure

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus - Red Palm Weevil

Red Palm Lure

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus – Red Palm Weevil

Product NameRed Palm Weevil Pheromone Lure
Mode of ActionAggregation Pheromone
Active Ingredient4 Methyl 5 Nonanol, 4 Methyl 5 Nonanone
Dosage700 mg per dispenser / lure
Product DescriptionPolyethylene pouch containing 4 Methyl 5 Nonanol- 90% & 4 Methyl 5 Nonanone – 10% and excipients loaded in wood block.
Active LifeUpto 3 months (depending on climatic conditions).
Shelf Life2-3 years if stored according to the standard protocol.

Targeted Action

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.

Product Description

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.

Application Protocol

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.

Packing :

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