Skip to main content

Insect Light Traps


Which crops need Light Traps?


1. Generally, field crops like cereals (rice, maize, sorghum), millets, pulses (chickpea, pigeon pea, lentil, green gram), flowers, vegetables (okra, cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, brinjal) etc require Light Traps

2. Even horticultural crops (mango, litchi, pomegranate, apple, guava, coconut, banana) require Light Traps

How many Light Traps are required per acre?

2 (Two) Light Traps are required per acre

Which stages of the crop require Light Traps?

Each and every stage of the crop require Light Traps meaning from the beginning of the planting of the crop until the end of the harvest (for short-term crops)

What time should the Light Traps be activated?

Light Traps need to be switched on or made available from 6 pm to 9 pm when the pests are most active

What are the different colours of Lights used in Light Traps?

1. Black Lights (Bulbs that emit Ultra Violet Wavelengths) - Best Option

2. Blue Lights

3. White Incandescent Lights (or Fluorescent Bulbs)

4. Yellow Lights

5. Green Lights

6. Red Lights

What should be the height of the Light Traps?

Generally, it is advised that the Light Traps be placed at least 3 ft to 6 ft above the ground

What is the distance between the Light Traps?

Optimally, the Light Traps should be of equal distance from one another

What problem is solved by Light Traps?

1. Light Traps acts as a warning sign on the build-up of the pests

2. Light Traps control the next generation of pests as the parents are destroyed

What are the options in Light Traps?

Three Options are available
  1. Oil Lamps (For example, Kerosene Lamp)
  2. Electrical Lamps
  3. Battery Operated Lamps (Solar)

What is the disadvantage of Light Traps?

Light Traps trap even the beneficial insects and hence can be a disadvantage at times.






Comments

  1. Also they attract insects from adjoining fields,which unnecessarly increase pest in our field.Hence for effective results,it should be practised on community basis,ie all the surrounding farmers also install them.

    ReplyDelete

Post a comment

Popular posts from this blog

Five Layer Shri Palekar Ji Model - 36*36 model for full 1 acre

Huge trees, for example, Mango, Jack-fruit, Jamun, and Amla ought to be planted 36 feet separated.
Guava, Chikku, Lemon and Pomegranate saplings can be planted in the middle of the mango plants at a separation of 18 feet.
Papaya, Drum-stick, Banana that involve lesser space ought to be planted in a space of 9 feet between the second arrangement of trees recorded previously. The above plants ought to be planted along a similar column over the plot of land leaving space to develop a single assortment of vegetables, millets and so forth on each bed.
separate 1 section of land into a break even with squares of 36ft X 36ft. In each piece of 36 ft x 36 ft ( which is additionally separated into four 9ft X 9ft sub-squares) We can grow around 170 trees, in that 9ft x 9 ft part of the land (one sub-square). Plant 1 Banana Tree, 4 Arecanut Trees, 4 Black pepper Creepers getting on Arecanut trees, 2 Coffee Plants, 2 Glirsedia Trees, 2 Venella Creepers hopping on Glirsedia trees and 32 Ginger Plants …

Dhabolkar method of green manuring

Mr.Dhabolkar, an organic farming expert in Maharashtra, has proved the efficacy of green manure method, which helps to return to the soil many times more nutrients than what we take from that same soil. The first step, therefore, to enrich the soil organically is to grow a variety of crops on the land and then plough the green matter back into the soil. Using this method it is possible to enrich the depleted soil in just two hundred days. Even land that has been depleted of all nutrients due to chemical farming can be resuscitated in this manner.By growing the following crops for 50-60 days and then ploughing them in-situ we add balanced nutrients and micro-nutrients to the land. The soil will become enriched in less than a year and micro-nutrient deficiency is eliminated.

The following quantities will suffice for one acre.
Choose four of each of the following types:(One from category total five)

1. Grains: 5Kg (Example: 1 kg Sorghum, 500 gms Pearl millet, 250 gms Foxtail millet, 250 gms …

COW : SURYA-KETU NADI

Indian humped cows have suryaketu nadi(vein) passing through hump which absorbs all cosmic energies( 33 CRORES of gods & goddess reside in cow). As per astrology SURYA( which rules soul) and KETU (Lord of Moksha). Means Humped cow helps soul attain moksha(liberation)? We need to remember, we have nine planets starting from Sun and ends with Ketu.

After death soul should cross VAITARINI RIVER(which is very difficult) if we donate a cow before death. we can cross this river with the help of cow tail. This sentence describes that we need to protect cows and pass them to future generations.

The human body has 7 CHAKRAS(energy centres) described in Ayurveda and having 72000 nerves. Same like we can assume cow have 33 crores of nerves and all connected to suryaketu nadi( same as our backbone)? IDa-PIngala are the main nerves which connected to Left/Right nostrils and pass oxygen to all parts of human body, eliminate toxins as co2. In the same way, Surya-Ketu nadi was functioning in Cow? Sur…