Orchards & Forestry Pheromone Traps

Pheromone & Attractant Trapping Systems for:

Orchards & Forestry

Traps: Delta, Castellation, McPhail, Funnel Traps.

Orchard & Forestry pheromone traps

Orchard crops are often attacked by pests such as Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella), Plum fruit moth (Grapholita funebrana) and Summer fruit tortrix (Adoxophyes orana). There are also moth species that attack Forestry. The choice of the specific pheromone lure for each individual pest is critical to their successful use. 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.

  • For orchard fruit; traps should be placed in orchards by mid-May
  • Site the trap in preferred host trees bearing fruit
  • Place the trap in an open part of the tree but not in direct sunlight
  • Foliage should not come within 15 cm of the trap apertures
  • If there is too much foliage to do this, place in a different tree close to the host tree
  • Suitable sites on a tree are normally half way between the trunk and outer foliage
  • The trap should not hang below or outside the foliage of the tree
  • Traps should be hung at least 1-2 metres from the ground
  • Extra traps can be placed in the area of possible overwintering sources like pack houses, box stacks, dumps and badly sprayed orchards
  • Look for sudden and sustained rises in catches of moths and take preventative or curative action. Weekly recordings of moth catches are advised.