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.
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