For a period of 4 to 6 weeks, both male and female adult thrips are attracted and lured away from their shelters. This pheromone is specific to western flower thrips; so harmless thrips and beneficial insects are left alone.
Usually, thrips are already present in a crop for some time before they are detected on sticky traps. As a consequence, a thrips population can grow without being noticed. The use of ThriPher in combination with blue sticky traps allows detection of thrips at an early stage. The pheromone lure attracts two to three times as many thrips to the sticky trap compared to using the sticky trap alone, which leads to an earlier detection. This enables growers to control more efficiently thrips population with natural enemies or with chemical crop protection products.
Benefits of ThriPher
- Both male and female thrips are attracted
- Combined with the blue sticky traps, you can detect an infestation in time and get a clear indication of the population size and development
- Increases the exposure of thrips to natural enemies or other crop protection products