Blue Sticky Traps

By Vikaspedia on 10 Feb 2017 | read
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Pest attracted

Thrips

Crops

Cotton, paddy, vegetables and flowers

Methodology 1

Materials required

  • Ply wood board or hard board or card board (1.5 ft X 1.0 ft)
  • Blue colour oil paint
  • Glue or white grease
  • Bamboo poles
  • Wire or rope

Procedure for making blue sticky trap

Take new or used sheet of plywoodboard or hardboard or card board. Paint it with blue colour oil paint. Allow it for drying. Apply grease or glue on the painted board. Erect traps above crop canopy with the help of bamboo poles.

Methodology 2

Materials required

  • Used empty oil tin (1 or 2 litre size)
  • Blue colour oil paint
  • Glue or white grease
  • Bamboo poles
  • Wire or rope

Procedure for making blue sticky trap

Take used empty 1 or 2 litres oil tin. Paint it with blue colour oil paint. Apply grease or glue around the tin. Erect traps above crop canopy with the help of bamboo poles.

Cleaning of traps

Clean the tin or plywood or hardwood traps by dipping into the hot water for couple of minutes to soften the sticky coating. Discard dead insects by using brush or duster. Dry the traps completely and recoat with similar glue for reinstallation. Cardbord traps should be discarded after use.

Benefits

Highly effective, non-toxic and easy to use.

No. of traps per acre: 10-15

Source: Skill Development of Farmers for Production of IPM inputs in IPM Seva Kendra

 

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