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Pit fall traps

Pest attracted

Larvae of Army worm, cut worm, white grub and invertebrates

Crops

Ground nut, sugarcane, fruit crops, banana, coffee etc.

Materials required


    pit fall trap
  • 500 ml plastic jar or flower pots
  • 6 inches iron rod for scooping soil
  • Detergent
  • Water

Methodology


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.

Cleaning of traps

Remove jar from pit and refill after cleaning

Benefits

Simple, cheap and cost effective, do not kill the animals (except inadvertently) collect large numbers of animals and safe for the operator

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



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