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Area of Technology:Sericulture

Title of the Innovation: UZI TRAP

Brief About Innovation

Uzi fly (Exorista bombycis) is a tachinid fly which is an endo-parasitoid of the delicate silkworm, Bombyx mori and causes 15-20% crop loss annually. Uzi Trap is a unique eco-friendly formulation in the form of a tablet which adopts the strategy of first attracting the adult tachinid fly and then killing it. On an average, the product has shown to trap about 40 flies per crop (rearing) and helps in increasing the cocoon yield by 3 to 4 kg per 100 disease free layings (dfls). The product is in the form of yellow round tablet weighing approximately 2.5 g. One packet containing 12 tablets is required for rearing 100 dfls. The present market price of one packet is Rs.10.00.

Plant & machinery: 

Stainless Steel Mixer, Tableting Machine, Hot Air Drier, Balances, Sealing Machine