Training programme on design and distribution cum demonstration on use of pheromone traps of mango fruit fly

 

Training programme on design and distribution cum demonstration on use of pheromone traps of mango fruit fly

A training programme on design and distribution cum demonstration on use of pheromone traps of mango fruit fly was organised at Chodan on 24/2/18. The project “Management of economically important insect pests with the use of pheromone technology through trainings and demonstrations” was funded by NABARD. The principle investigator of the project Dr. Maruthadurai, Scientist (Agricultural Entomology) from ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa has explained the preparation of methyl eugenol lure and low cost trap to the mango growers. The damage symptoms, insect life stages and other management aspects has been explained to the farmers. Trap placement, lure replacement, trap servicing and insect observation has been demonstrated to the farmers. Eight to 10 traps /acre is recommended.  Shri P.V Sreenivasa, DDO, NABARD was briefed about the schemes of NABARD and their role on upliftment of farming community. More than 25 farmers were actively participated in the training programme and distributed 40 pheromone traps to the farmers.