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Yellow sticky traps

Pest attracted

White flies, aphids, leaf miners

Crops

Cotton, mustard, vegetable and flowers

Methodology 1

Materials required

  • Ply wood board or hard board or card board (1.5 ft X 1.0 ft size) yellow sticky trap
  • Yellow colour oil paint
  • Glue or white grease
  • Bamboo poles
  • Wire or rope

Procedure for making yellow sticky trap

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

Methodology 2

Materials required

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

Procedure for making yellow sticky trap

Take new or used empty 1 or 2 litres oil tin. Paint it with yellow colour oil paint. Apply grease or glue around the tin. Erect these 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: 6-8

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



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