Insect control should always be measured and considered and insect monitoring is the most important step in deciding to take action or not. OCP has a full range of traps and lures from one of the leaders in the industry – ISCA Tech. Combining these technologies with biological control solutions like HELICOVEX and GRANDEX.is the next frontier in insect management in Agriculture
Traps & Lures
Fall armyworm (FAW) lure
Recently declared an endemic pest, Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) attacks over 350 commercial crops world wide. It is particularly attracted to crops like maize, sweet corn, sorghum and other vegetable crops. It has also been seen feeding on Bt cotton due to building resistance in South America. Cotton growers need to remain vigilant against this pest. It is believed that FAW will be an all season best North of the line from Geralton is WA to Bundaberg in Qld and a summer pest South of these growing regions. Monitoring should begin in the northern states all year round and in the Southern states starting in mid-spring. The Bucket traps are recommended for this particular pest due to their size and the high number of catches expected.
Native Budworm Lure
Native budworm lure (Heliothis punctigera)
Helicoverpa punctigera is a polyphagous pest attacking multiple plants species and all parts of plants. Place lures in delta traps on the edge of crops or if possible a few rows in on the windward side of the field at canopy height. Monitor every few days for moth activity.
Carob moth lure (10x also available for mating disruption)
Carob moth is a major pest of Almond crops in Australia. Monitoring for the presence of the pest should start in late Sept early Oct and continue until late Jan to early Feb. Can be used in the ISCA Plastic Delta traps of the DTN Smart traps and replaced every 6-8 weeks.
Corn Earworm Lure
Corn earworm, Cotton bollworm, Tobacco budworm lure (Heliothis armigera)
Helicoverpa armigera is a polyphagous pest attacking multiple plants species and all parts of plants. Place lures in delta traps on the edge of crops or if possible a few rows in on the windward side of the field at canopy height. Monitor every few days for moth activity.
Codling moth lure ( 10x also available for mating disruption)
Codling moth are a major pest of Pome fruit including Apples, Pears & Nashi fruit. Lures need to be placed out in the field in delta traps at 1 trap every 2 hectares and place lure and trap slightly higher than mid-canopy height. Replace every 6-8 weeks to keep attraction rates high. Monitor from early spring up to harvest. Deploy mating disruption techniques with trap deployment and GRANDEX at egg laying stage of first flight.
Oriental fruit moth lure
Oriental fruit moth is a common pest of Stonefruit. OFM will attack Pome fruit and Nashi if Stonefruit is not present or after harvest of Stonefruit. Lures need to be placed out in the field in delta traps at 1 trap every 2 hectares and place lure and trap slightly higher than mid-canopy height. Replace every 6-8 weeks to keep attraction rates high. Do not contaminate OFM pheromone with CM pheromone. Store separately and change gloves if going from dispensing OFM to CM lures. Monitor from early spring up to harvest. Deploy mating disruption techniques with trap deployment and GRANDEX at egg laying stage of first flight.
Light brown apple moth lure
Light brown apple moth is a common pest of Apples, Pears, Citrus and Grapes vines but is polyphagous in nature (attacks many species of plants). Lures should be placed in the orchard at 1/ha, hang trap and lure at mid canopy height and replace lure every 6-8 weeks. Deploy mating disruption techniques with trap deployment.
DTN Remote Insect Monitoring Traps & Pest Insights software
DTN Smart Traps monitor insect populations remotely using a camera in a delta trap that sends high resolution insect pest images over the GSM network to your smart phone or PC. The captured insect images are then put through a highly sophisticated insect diagnostics algorithm and supporting crop scouting software. The end result is highly accurate and timely information about insect pest status in your crops from which growers or crop consultants can make informed decisions about pest management options.
Contact your local OCP Agronomist for further information and a demonstration of crop scouting technology
Banana spotting bug Lure & Trap
Banana spotting bug (Amblypelta lutescens) is a major pest of tropical and subtropical crops in Qld (North of Nambour to Atherton). Not to be confused with its close cousin A. nitida which is more common as far south as Nambucca.
Until now it has been extremely difficult to monitor for this pest due to its very cryptic and highly mobile behaviour. The BSB Trap now offers growers the opportunity to trap this pest and be able to make decisions about economic damage thresholds and informed spraying decisions.
Comes a pack of ten traps and lures which is enough to trap over 1 ha for 6 weeks.
Plastic Delta Traps
Sturdy, corrugated plastic traps for outdoor use. Comes in various colours with 2 sticky liners. Lures are purchased separately. Each packs of 10 plastic delta traps comes with 20 sticky liners. Normally the sticky liners will need to be replaced weekly when the counts is done.
The ISCA Ball Trap, an improved version of the McPhail trap, is used for trapping a wide variety of fruit flies, yellow jacket wasps and other insects. Among other advantages, it holds twice the volume of liquid attractants compared to the McPhail trap, and it has a larger and more flexible receptacle to contain a wider variety of solid and liquid attractants. Comparative field tests have shown the Ball trap to be superior to other fly traps such as the McPhail trap and the Dome trap. Available in yellow, white, blue, orange & red.
TORULA YEAST PELLETS
Torula yeast food attractant is ideal for fruit fly, Bactrocera tyroni (Queensland fruit fly) and Ceratitis capitata (Medfly). It may also be used to attract other insect pest that are attracted to Yeast protein odors like some Leaf miner species and spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. The Torula Yeast 907 g (2lb) bucket contains ~180 pellets of yeast.
How to Use: 3 pellets for approximately 1 to 1.5 liters of water.
Field life: 4 to 8 weeks depending on environmental conditions. May require water replenishment due to evaporation.