Monitor and control Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in your backyard with a PlantNet® trap kit. This kit utilises the power of male pheromone lures, diverting male LBAMs from your fruit to this trap.
These traps are commonly used in orchard situations, and now PlantNet® offers it to the home gardener in a kit. In the home garden these pheromones will:
- Alert you to the presence of Light Brown Apple Moth.
- Provide detail about the density of Light Brown Apple Moth.
- Disrupt feeding and mating to lower the density of Light Brown Apple Moth.
This pack contains three (3) light brown apple moth pheromone lures to be used in a delta trap or DIY Insect Trap. Each pheromone lure lasts 4 weeks, therefore this pack will last you 12 weeks. 12 weeks will cover the susceptible period of your PlantNet fruit trees to the light brown apple moth.
For use in Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Pears, Plums, and Citrus in the eastern states of Australia. Commence monitoring in August; risk of fruit damage is enhanced when cool conditions extend into summer. Monitoring these moths with pheromone traps gives an early warning of the arrival or emergence of the pest and gives an indication of pest pressure throughout the season. This information can be used to improve pest management decisions.
Check traps weekly, removing any moths and incidental insects from the sticky base of the delta trap or the inside of the bucket trap. Replace the sticky inserts in traps when they become filled with dust or insects. Replace the pheromone lures monthly. See our Pests and Diseases page for a description of pests and their control.