Field Crop Pheromone Traps

Pheromone & Attractant Trapping Systems for:

Field Crops

Traps: Delta, Castellation, McPhail, Funnel Traps, Pea Midge and Pea Moth Traps.

Field crop pheromone traps

There is a wide variety of moth species that attack field grown crops. These include; Cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae), Diamond back moth (Plutella xylostella), Silver Y moth (Autographa gamma) and for Pea crops the Pea moth (Cydia nigricana) and Pea midge (Contarinia pisi) which Oecos has developed a unique trapping system for. The choice of the correct specific pheromone lure is critical to the success of using pheromone traps. Standard lures last 6 weeks and long life lures 12-16 weeks.

For a comprehensive guide to the pheromone lures available see Pheromone and Attractant Lure listing in pdf

Using the traps

Rate of use: 1-2 traps per hectare
Traps need to be placed where moths will fly and where access to the trap is not impeded or there is a west prevailing wind

  • Traps need to be placed above the crop canopy, raise the traps as required
  • Foliage should not come within 15cm of the trap apertures
  • Place brightly coloured tape above or near the trap to help locate it but not so that it gets stuck on the sticky insert of a Delta trap
  • If using more than one pheromone species, keep the traps at least 50 metres apart to avoid the cross contamination of the pheromones and wash your hands after handling different types of pheromone
  • Look for sudden or sustained rises in catches of moths and take preventative or curative action. Weekly recordings of moth catches are advised