Oriental Fruit Moth Trap Kit

$39.00 inc. GST

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This kit includes:

1x Red delta trap

1x Sticky trap

3x Oriental Fruit Moth pheromone lures

PlantNet® is conscious of providing materials you can reuse – therefore, correct storage of your delta trap between periods of use will allow you to reuse the same trap for multiple years.

Keep unused pheromone lures refrigerated.

Description

Monitor and control Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM) in your backyard with a PlantNet® trap kit. This kit utilises the power of male pheromone lures, diverting male OFMs 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:

  1. Alert you to the presence of Oriental Fruit Moth.
  2. Provide detail about the density of Oriental Fruit Moth.
  3. Disrupt feeding and mating to lower the density of Oriental Fruit Moth.

This pack contains three (3) oriental fruit 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 oriental fruit moth.

For use in stone fruit, apples, and pears in Australia. First generation larvae of oriental fruit moth target growing shoot tips of stone fruit, and the females producing these larvae emerge when stone fruit (particularly peaches and nectarines) start to flower. Therefore commence monitoring at bud swell in late August/September. 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.