Trap crops

  • Trap crops in IPM: Trap crops are grown to attract insects and other organisms to protect the main crop.
  • The principle of trap cropping rests on the fact that virtually all pests show a distinct preference to a certain crop stage.

important trap crops –

Trap crop Main crop Insects
Marigold Potato Nematode
Marigold  Rice Snails
Chrysanthemum Field beans Leaf miner
Marigold Tomato Tomato fruit borer
Castor Groundnut Leaf eating caterpillar
Sunflower Groundnut Leaf eating caterpillar
Sesamum Cabbage Diamondback moth
Sesamum Cauliflower Diamondback moth
Okra Cotton Bollworm


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