Demonstration cum distribution on use of pheromone traps of Red palm weevil and Rhinocerous beetle in coconut

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A distribution cum field demonstration on use of pheromone traps of Red palm weevil and Rhinocerous beetle in coconut has been organised at Arossim, Cansaulim on 6/3/18. The project “Management of economically important insect pests with the use of pheromone technology through trainings and demonstrations” was funded by Nabard.  Dr. E.B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CCARI has addressed the farmers and briefed about the benefits of pheromone technology. The damage symptoms, insect life stages and other management aspects has been explained to the farmers by Dr. Maruthadurai.R Scientist (Agril. Entomology) the investigator of the project. Trap placement, lure replacement, food attractants, trap servicing and insect observation has been demonstrated to the farmers. One trap/ha is sufficient to attract the beetles. District development manager of NABARD, South Goa, Shri Sushil Naik, and ZAO of Madgaon were participated in the programme and interacted with the farmers. More than 20 farmers actively participated in the programme and 30 traps of each RPW and RB has been distributed to the coconut farmers.

 

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