Fruit fly trapping technology for cucurbits for Eastern India Region
Plastic traps with soaked wood block containing killing agent have been developed to manage fruit fly in cucurbits. Wood block size – 5 x 5 x1.2cm, Soaking material – Ethanol + Cue lure (6: 4) for 24 hrs. Killing agent - Malathion/DDVP can be dripped 1-2 drops after installing the trap, Plastic container - 750 ml with holes (dia - 2.5cm). Rate of traps/ha – 10. Fruit fly incidence is reduced to less than 5%.