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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (356) Last page : (360)
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Development and Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Solar Energy Based Light Trap

Dronachari M.1* and Nikhil Kumar2

1,2Assistant Professor, College of Sericulture, Chintamani, UASB,
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Received: 5.11.2018  |  Revised: 8.12.2018   |  Accepted: 17.12.2018  



Insect light trap is one of the very effective tool of insect pest management in organic agriculture as it mass-traps both the sexes of insect pests and also substantially reduces the carryover pest population. By monitoring the light traps they will know better what types of insect are there in the field and whether they are in controllable level or not. Once the insect population in the light traps crosses a certain limit the farmer can decide on the type of pest management they have to take up. Among several types of traps, pheromone trap, light trap (electrical or solar), poison bait, alternate host (trap crop) are commonly used in the field of agriculture, but electrical operated light trap has many disadvantages keeping in view we developed a solar light based insect pest trap. The developed trap consists of solar panel of 10 W , 7aH battery, diode, funnel covered with tub, tripod stand and switch. The trap is evaluated at different crops like paddy, mango, brinjal and marigold and found successful results as compared to other trap. This device reduces the usage of poisonous chemical pesticide in the agriculture field.

Key words: Solar light, Trap, Solar panel, Chemicals.

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Cite this article: Dronachari, M. and Kumar, N., Development and Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Solar Energy Based Light Trap, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 356-360 (2019). doi: