Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Trap
Barrix Agro Sciences Private Limited
Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Trap is used to protect vegetables and fruits from harmful pests.
Barrix Catch Fly Trap is designed to lure and trap pests, particularly melon fly, using pheromones. Melon fly can cause pre-harvest damages and cannot be controlled by pesticides. Barrix Catch Fly Trap is recommended for different crops which are affected by this pest, such as: lemon, orange, kiwi fruit, melons, pumpkins, cucumbers, tomato, sun flower and maize. Barrix offers fly traps with different lures depending on whether the crop is a vegetable or a fruit.
India. (Can be used worldwide for pests particularly Melon flies)
Barrix Agro Sciences Private Limited distributes its products through live demos and workshops for awareness building.
~2.45 USD (180 INR) converted on September 2021
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Product is made out of plastic; built to be easily assembled and maintained.
Users can purchase product directly from the manufacturer Barrix
Barrix Agro Sciences has served about 15,000 farmers (as of time of article in 2013) and sold around 50,000 traps in 16 districts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Is it selective or non selective?
Is it systemic or contact?
The type of pests targeted by the pesticide
Specific target pest species
List of crops to be sprayed
The duration of time before the next application
Quantity to be applied, measured in kilograms per hectare
The size of land the pesticide can cover, measured in hectares
The danger arsing from the use of the pest management product
The direction of the fly entry is designed in such a way that there is no way it can escape from the trap. The air entering into the container will hit the lure and is highly concentrated with the pheromone so that a fly that is inside will never try to go out. The flies that enter hit the lure block and fall down. After the trap box is filled by the flies, the warmness of the cap will hit the lure so that the pheromone is constantly released, improving performance.
The trap’s cap has a specific yellow shade which is particularly alluring to the flies. It is designed in an umbrella shape to avoid rain water from entering the trap.
The trap’s material is UV proof, prolonging field longevity. This allows farmers to re-use the trap up to 3 seasons.
- Fix the Barrix Trap as shown in the video
- Hang at 3 to 5 ft from the ground level preferably in the shade.
- Make sure fixed lure doesn’t oscillate and fall down by the wind.
- To ensure the trapped flies will not go away from trap you can add water in the container of the trap or add 1-2 drops of pesticides like Malathion / DDVP to the lure using an ink filler.
- For prolonged harvest replace the Barrix Catch Vegetable fly Lure piece once every 45 days.
- Remove flies and lure from trap box and bury it one feet below the ground or burn it.
Installation video and usage information available.
Available from manufacturer, the trap can be reused approximately every 4 seasons but the lure has to be replaced approximately every 90 days. The lure is sold separately.
The whole trap has to be replaced after 4+ seasons, and the lure every 90 days.
By using the Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Trap crop damage can be reduced significally, as seen in the image for each crop.
Using Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Traps can reduce input cost by about 50% and increase yield by about 30% and certified by ADITI.
The Barrix Catch Vegetable fly trap has been certified ADITI to ensure they adhered to NPOP standards.
Barrix e-shop makes product recommendations based on the crop you are growing and the number of acres. Also there are indications for each crop on when and how to use the trap or other related products.
The lure is sold by the manufacturer, but other pesticides like Malathion/DDVP can be used to guarantee flies won’t escape the trap. Pesticides are not sold by manufacturer.
Abhilash, J., N. E. Naveen, S. U. Patil, and Mohankumar KS Sharanabasappa. Monitoring of melon fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) Col.(Diptera: Tephritidae) in relation to weather parameters. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5, no. 5 (2017): 1930-1935.
Manoj, A. M., S. Sridharan, K. Elango, and M. Muthukumar. USE OF TRAPS AND BAITS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CUCURBIT FRUIT FLY, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett).
The product is effective at trapping 226 species of pests in vegetable crops.
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