Glasshouse Pheromone Traps

Pheromone & Attractant Trapping Systems for:

Glasshouse Crops

Traps: Delta, Castellation, McPhail, Funnel Traps.

Glasshouse or protected cropping pheromone traps

Many types of moths can be damaging to glasshouse crown crops including; Tomato moth (Lacanobia oleracea), Carnation Tortrix moth (cacaecimorpha pronubana), Cyclamen moth (Clepsis spectrana) and many others. The choice of the correct pheromone is critical in 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.

  • Traps need to be placed above the crop canopy, raise the traps as required
  • Foliage should not come within 15cm of the trap apertures
  • Traps should be hung at least 1-2 metres from the ground
  • If using more than one pheromone species keep the traps at least 50 metres apart to avoid the pheromone getting mixed up
  • Wash your hands after handling different pheromones to avoid cross contamination of pheromones
  • Try to avoid hand contact with the actual pheromone as this can lead to the pheromone becoming present in other non-trapping areas
  • Look for sudden and sustained rises in catches of moths and take preventative or curative action
  • Monitor and record on a regular basis the contents of the traps