YST Lure

Scirpophaga incertulas - Yellow Stem Borer

YST Lure

Scirpophaga incertulas – Yellow Stem Borer

Product NameScirpophaga incertulas  Pheromone Lure
Mode of ActionAttractant Pheromone
Active IngredientZ-11-Hexadecenal acetate & Z-9-Hexadecenal acetate
Dosage2 mg per dispenser / lure
Product DescriptionMet pet pouch containing Z-11-Hexadecenal acetate & Z-9-Hexadecenal acetate pheromone loaded in silicon rubber septa.
Active LifeUpto 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 Yellow Stem Borer (Scirpophaga incertulas) in Rice Farms, 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.

Product Description

The Active Ingredient blend of Z-11-Hexadecenal acetate & Z-9-Hexadecenal acetate is a potent attractant for males of Scirpophaga incertulas. This liquid formulation @ 2 mg is loaded in silicon rubber septa, which is placed in traps in the field.

Application Protocol

Recommended to use one lure of tuta absoluta per trap. Place the Lure/Dispenser in the water trap or funnel / sleeve trap or moth trap and place the trap at various locations in the field just above the canopy level of the crop. One Scirpophaga incertulas 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 :

Scirpophaga incertulas 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
  • The product expiry date is 2 years from production date under good storage conditions and without opening the sealed pouch