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Horiver sticky traps claim to catch more thrips
Scientific studies have proven that traps that reflect certain wavelengths of blue are more effective at capturing thrips. This is because most insects, including thrips, have the ability to detect and respond to UV light and colours using receptors. Western flower thrips in particular has good sensitivity to particular wavelengths of UV, green-yellow and blue colour. This is important to note because even if two colours may look exactly the same to the human eye, the photoreceptors on insects enable them to identify slight colour differences. As such, to use sticky traps efficiently, it is important to choose the brand of cards with the shade of colour that the thrips are most attracted to.
In various local trials and independent studies in other parts of the world, Horiver sticky traps were recorded to catch more thrips than other traps. Even at low pressure spots, Horiver sticky traps had more trapping capacity than other blue traps. This allows growers to get a more reliable picture of the pest pressure and make more accurate counts.
By maintaining yearly trap sampling records, growers can get an indication of when a pest typically starts to invade the greenhouse and when peaks in its activity can be expected. Horiver traps do not lose the adhesive strength even in extremely high temperatures, consistently giving better thrips control than other traps.
How to use
Place Horiver sticky traps just above the plant tips, and no more than 30cm above the plants. As the crop grows, move the traps higher. For monitoring purposes, it is recommended to use 10 traps per hectare. For mass trapping, use 1000 traps per hectare.
It is important to put up Horiver traps early in the season before thrips pressure starts to build up in order to prevent an epidemic. Early identification will help you take appropriate measures before the pest can multiply and cause serious damage. Keep accurate records and change the traps regularly in order to get the most out of them.
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