EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT TRAPS IN MANAGING INSECT PESTS OF TOMATO (SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM) UNDER PROTECTED CULTIVATION.
Department of Entomology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture (MPUAT) Udaipur
MONICA JAT, N.L. DANGI, H. SWAMI, G. CHHANGANI AND A. MORDIA
The experiment on effectiveness of different traps in managing insect pests of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) under protected cultivation were carried out in polyhouse at the High-tech Unit of Department of Horticulture, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur in 2018. Four traps as YST (Yellow sticky traps), BST (Blue sticky traps), YPT (Yellow pan trap) and BPT (Blue pan trap) were used. Traps are used as one of the effective IPM strategy for monitoring different types of insects. It provides an easy method for evaluation of pest population density which requires less skilled labour, cheaper than the use of chemicals and proved as an eco-friendly strategy. The results showed that YST was most attractive color, followed by BST, YPT and BPT against whitefly, Bemisa tabaci while YST proved most attractive followed by BST against leafminer, Tuta absoluta population density.