Barrix Hunter Pheromone trap to control agriculture pest Red Palm Weevil is an one of the flagship product developed from Barrix Research & Development Center which is approved by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India.
An innovative product, which has been developed for the national importance and social relevance with the support through the ATAL New India Challenge, an initiative by of the ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.
Barrix Hunter is an IPM device which is design protected by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - 358122-001 along with Complete Product Patent Protection.
1 Trap per acre. If the infestation is more then increase the number of traps.
Replace Lure every 60days.
Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) (RPW) is a dreaded pest which damages Coconut trees, Oil Palm Trees, Date Palm Trees and also in Areca Plantations. There are no pesticides to effectively control or kill this pest. This pest has spread to over 50 countries.
The concealed nature of feeding of the grubs, far flying capacity of the adults and high egg laying capacity of the female adults have made it a threat to the farmers.
Its difficult to identify the pest infestation at the early stages, after the eggs are laid and grubs have emerged from eggs will start feeding inside the tree, then only we can see the real infestation through the symptoms as shown below
Holes in the trunk