Jassids: Empoasca flavescens

Symptoms of damage:

  • Leaf margins become yellow
  • Curling of leaf edges and leaves turn red or brown
  • Leaves dry up and shed 

Identification of the pest:

  • Nymph: Green coloured
  • Adult: Green wedge-shaped insect 


  • Seed treatment with imidacloprid or carbosulfan protects the crop from all sucking pests including jassids for about a month.
  • Spray dimethoate (0.05%). Repeat spray if required after a fortnight.




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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