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Native Budworm Lure

$36.78 Inc. GST

Native Budworm Lure

Native budworm lure is a pheromone-based attractant lure for native budworm (Heliothis punctigera). Combine the native budworm lure with a plastic delta trap, or similar trap, to monitor native budworm populations.

Target Crop

Native budworm is a polyphagous pest which attacks a very broad range of crops and plant species and will feed on all plant parts. The native budworm lure is designed for use anywhere native budworm may be present.

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  • Effectively monitors the presence of native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera) in a crop
  • Provides accurate pest pressure data to determine the most cost-effective and productive control solution
  • Saves input costs by reducing the risk of overspraying
  • Helps reduce human and environmental exposure to pesticides
  • Reduces the possibility of pesticide resistance by limiting their excessive use

Native budworm lure consists of a rubber plug impregnated with a specific pheromone that attracts male native budworm moths. When combined with a trap the pheromone will attract and catch native budworm moths enabling accurate crop monitoring.

Place the lure on top of the adhesive panel inside the trap. Only one native budworm lure is needed per trap. Traps should be placed on the edge of crops or, if possible, a few rows in on the windward side of the field. Position traps at canopy height or where the pest usually resides.

Check the trap regularly (every few days) for native budworm. As soon as moths are detected, start applying HELICOVEX virus. Replace the sticky surface of the trap every 2 weeks or when dirty or saturated with insects. Replace the native budworm lure with a new lure at least every 4 – 6 weeks. When handling the lure wear disposable gloves and avoid contaminating the outside of the trap with the pheromone. Discard old lures and all material that was in contact with the lures from the field. This includes the native budworm lure packaging and disposable gloves.

Application Rate

Insert 1 native budworm lure per trap. Use at least 2 traps/ha and at least 2 traps per location. The number of traps/ha can be reduced when monitoring large cropping blocks.

For best results consult a qualified pest control advisor or your distributor for specific instructions regarding the application rate and timing for native budworm lure application, as these will vary depending on pest population, crop, and field conditions.

Suitable for use in any crop vulnerable to native budworm.

  • Native Budworm Lure - 10 pack
  • Wear disposable gloves while handling and applying native budworm lures.

    Store unused native budworm lures sealed in the original container. Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat and out of direct sunlight. For optimal shelf life, keep refrigerated or in the freezer.

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