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Dusky cotton bug – Kisan Suvidha
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Dusky cotton bug

Dusky cotton bug

Dusky cotton bug: Oxycarenushyalinipennis

Symptom of damage:

  • Sucks the sap from developing seeds in open bolls and stains the lint black
  • Seeds discoloured and shrunken

Identification of the pest:

  • Eggs – Cigar shaped, white eggs in clusters of 2-10 within the half opened bolls, on the bolls, flower or buds
  • Nymphs and adults – Dusky, greyish brown bug, with pointed head and hyaline wings

Management:

  • Spray phosphamidon 40 SL 600 ml/ha

 

Source-

  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal

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