Cotton Stem borer

Cotton Stem borer: Sphennoptera gossypii

Symptoms of damage:

  • Plants with drooping leaves
  • Wilting in patches

Identification of the pest:

  • Adult – Dark brown jewel beetle


  • Soil application of Carbofuran 3G 30 kg may be done on 20 days after sowing and earthed up
  • Basal application of FYM 25 t/ha or 250 kg/ha of neem cake.



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