What is CRYTRACK?
When female moths are ready to mate, they will produce attractants; these so-called pheromones will attract males of the same species. CRYTRACK is a rubber lure containing these pheromones that attract specifically male adult moths of the false codling moth (Cryptophlebia (Thaumatotibia) leucotreta).
How does CRYTRACK work?
The CRYTRACK lure must be used in combination with a sticky paper incorporated in a delta-trap. Once outside its original sealed packaging, the CRYTRACK lure will start releasing its pheromones over a time period of at least six weeks. This will attract male false codling moth moths that will be caught on the sticky paper. This will prevent the moth from reproducing and will enable you to obtain information from the catches.
Due to the limited reach of approximately 50 meters, CRYTRACK will not attract any additional moths to your crops than the ones already present at that time.
Why use CRYTRACK?
CRYTRACK provides easy to obtain information that can indicate critical changes in population dynamics and behaviour of the false codling moth. This can be used to determine if and what kinds of treatments are necessary. Targeting pests at the right time with the right product can save you money, make your pest control program more effective, and help preserve the beneficial organisms on your farm.
Safety of CRYTRACK
The pheromones released by CRYTRACK occur naturally all over the world. Many reviews over the years have confirmed that these products pose no risks to human health. Because CRYTRACK is specific to the false codling moth no adverse effects will occur to non-target organisms.
How to use CRYTRACK?
Fold the delta-trap in a triangular shape and insert the appendages into the slots. Unfold the sticky paper and place it on the bottom of the delta-trap, the sticky side facing upwards. Hang the trap at 2/3 of the crop-height inside the crop or just above the crop for low crops. Take the CRYTRACK lure out of its sealed packaging and place it in the green container at the top of the delta-trap.
Replace lures and sticky paper every six to eight weeks, or earlier if the sticky paper is saturated with moths or dirt. You can use CRYTRACK lures inside greenhouses as well as in the open field. Use two traps per hectare for small holdings and in fields of uneven topography and one trap per hectare for large scale fields of homogeneous topography.
Monitor the traps at least twice a week, and record the numbers of false codling moth moths every time. Thresholds must be determined based on the type of crop, pest-allowance and density of the crop. Although dependent on these factors and other factors like temperature and wind, action thresholds have been determined at 5-7 moths caught per hectare per night.
Storage of CRYTRACK
Store CRYTRACK in its tightly closed original packaging. Accuracy of CRYTRACK is guaranteed for two years when kept at a constant temperature below 4°C. When stored at room temperature shelf life will be six months.
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