IMPROVING PHEROMONE TRAPS EFFICACY FOR DEPRESSION OF THE RED PALM WEEVIL (RHYNCHOPHORUS FERRUGINEUS (OLIV.) POPULATION ON DATE PALM PLANTATIONS

FARS A. EL-LAKWAH, ABDEL-MENEM A. EL-BANNA, RASHA A. EL-HOSARY, WAEL K. EL-SHAFEI
2012 Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research  
Improve RPW Rhynchophorus. ferrugineus (Oliv.) pheromone trap efficacy through several experiments. Experiments were conducted during two successive years (2009)(2010) in Wardan and Abu-Ghalep villages, 6 th October Governorate. Results showed that, addition of Kairmone and food bait to the pheromone traps improved the catchability of RPW adults by 3.35 x . Addition of sugar cane to the pheromone trap gave significantly the highest catch of total RPW adults. Red color trap attract more traps
more » ... tract more traps adults compared to green and blue. Renewing water, date fruits in traps were very necessary to increase its weevil attraction and the addition of propylene glycol extends the effective life of trap. called the red palm weevil (RPW), is a pest accidentally introduced into several
doi:10.21608/ejar.2012.159766 fatcat:4cu3hl5grnblzgijultjpypivy