This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project titles: R6928: Development of pheromones for
management of coffee white stemborer, Xylotrechus quadripes and R7246.
Natural chemical extracts—pheromones—that attract female coffee
stemborers are now being commercially manufactured in India. This new
bait, together with specially designed traps, means that females can be
caught and destroyed. The coffee white stemborer is a beetle that
seriously damages coffee crops in India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam and
Thailand. In India, coffee growing, as well as providing a living for
over half-a-million workers and their families in remote rural areas,
checks soil erosion on hillsides. Farmers in all the main coffee-growing
areas of India, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, now
use over 40,000 pheromone traps. Since the only pesticide effective on
stemborer has been withdrawn from use in India, there is major potential
for these traps to help control this major pest of coffee.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (7
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP77, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 39.