How to make hounds zone for fruit trees with his own hands
Why you need a hunting zone? If you do not care so about the trees growing on the land, their branches pests quickly get first to the flowers and leaves, and then fruit and are very happy with such food. And the consequences can be severe – lack of high yield, disease of trees. That is to learn how to make trapping zone to prevent the invasion of the enemy.
The saddle belt is a strip of any material (cardboard, paper, burlap) 20 cm wide and long, similar to the tree's girth. It is fixed on the trunk, fixing with twine, harness or soft wire. The optimal period when you should use the hunting belt for trees is summer, and it should perform its function until the deepest autumn. So you can not be afraid of the invasion of caterpillars looking for a place for themselves to winter. They also apply this protection in the spring to protect fruit trees from penetrating into their crown harmful insects.
Photo diagram: how to install hunting belt
Dodging belts on fruit trees need to be cleaned periodically - once a week will be enough. However, such a device catches and useful insects, which means that they need to be separated from pests. To do this, the belt is shaking over the paper - "good" crawl away, and "bad" will remain, and now it must be destroyed along with the enemies. It is best to burn.
Adrift belts, made by hand for apple trees, are very effective. So for a season, this device destroys almost half of all pests. It gives results, for example, in the fight against the butterfly of the apple moth. In August, she begins to fly, and at this time to destroy such a pest is very, very difficult. But the hunting belt comes to the rescue, and a huge number of caterpillars have been caught, which will later become butterflies of the second generation.
The main ways of making hunting zones with their hands
Dry belt is made of matting, corrugated paper or burlap. A strip of the above-mentioned width is superimposed on the trunk, pre-cleaned from old bark. Every crack need to cover, otherwise insects will find their way to paper. Top and bottom belt tied with twine. Thus it is necessary to leave free the edges. They are sticking, and the caterpillars will fall to the ground. More a matter of technique – they need to collect and destroy.
There are also self-abrasive belts. Materials for manufacturing are similar - paper, burlap. The difference of this model is that the basis of the belt is impregnated with an insecticide (allowed to use poison). Next, the device is tied on top of the film to close the exit to the captive caterpillars, which will later perish.
Special attention deserves glutinous hunting belts, which are made of wrapping paper. They are mainly used to combat non-flying pests. On the trees, such belts are worn mainly in the autumn, at the peak of invasion of insects, which descend to the trunk.
What can be used as a glue for the hunting zones? To make it clearer how to make such a device – will tell you about the two technologies.
In the first variant the basis of the glue will be resin. It is necessary to take pine resin gum, rosin and petrolatum in the proportion of 10 to 1.2 to 1.5. Combine the ingredients and cook until a sticky mass is formed.
The second option is to take as a basis tar and mix it with burdock oil in a proportion of 2 to 1. bring the main component to a boil and mix with butter. Then the mixture is boiled for 5 hours on low heat.
Use the above methods, and you can quickly get rid of pesky pests attacking the fruit trees in your garden.