PRODUCT : Biotrap (Pheromone Trap) used for trapping the moth of pests of various crops are made up of HDPE material (resistant to sunlight, rain and wind), it is orange or mustard colour which last for a period of one year.

BIOTRAP IS MADE UP OF 3 PARTS : (a) Canopy with provision of 3 slots on the lower side for attachment of trap funnel and one central slot for attachment of lure. The canopy protects the lure from rain and direct sunlight.

(b)The trap funnel with bottom hole, “T” shaped handle for fixing to the support (strong enough to take care of dislodging due to strong winds) and 3 provisions (arms) for fixing in to the 3 slots provided on the underside of the canopy.

(c) The collection device made up of thick non-collapsible polyethylene sleeve of 750 mm length, strong enough to withstand prevalent rain, temperature and wind. It is provided with rubber bands for fixing to the trap funnel and for closing the sleeve, so that the dead trapped moths could be removed from time to time.

Polyethylene sleeve is to be fixed to the lower portion of the trap funnel and the moths get trapped in this and die. By removing the rubber band from the bottom of the sleeve, the trapped/dead moths should be removed to make space for new moths.

Biotraps are to be installed in the fields at the rate of 5-7 traps per hectare for monitoring and 15-20 traps per hectare for mass trapping. The distance between the traps fitted with lures specific for a particular moth species may be around 30 meter. These traps should be positioned 6 to 9 inches above the crop canopy level by tying on the stick with the T shaped handle provided on the funnel of the trap.

Best results are obtained only, if Biotraps are used along with Biolures and Biolures are replaced at 20-25 days interval in field.