Utkarsh Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes Rhinoceros Pheromone Lure for Catching Insects of Rhino Beetle in Coconut Palm, Date Palm, Oil Palm & Areca Nut Palm
|Scientific Name||Rhino Beetle Pheromone Lure|
|Mode of Action||Aggregation Pheromone|
|Active Ingredient||Ethyl 4-Methyl Octanoate|
|Dosage||400 mg per dispenser / lure|
|Product Description||Polyethylene pouch containing Ethyl 4-Methyl Octanoate loaded in wood Block / Porous PP block.|
|Active Life||Up to 3 months (depending on climatic conditions)|
|Shelf Life||2-3 years if stored according to the standard protocol.|
Utkarsh Rhinoceros Beetle
is intended for use as an attractant of the Rhino beetle (Rhinoceros Oryctes) in Coconut and oil palm Plantations, 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 and output quality.
The Active Ingredient blend of Ethyl 4-Methyl Octanoate is a potent aggregation attractant for males and females of Rhinoceros beetle. This liquid formulation @ 400 mg is loaded in woodblock, which is placed in traps in the field.
- 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 Utkarsh Rhinoceros Beetle per trap. One Utkarsh Rhinoceros Beetle lure would last up to 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.
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