Okra Stem weevil

Okra Stem weevil: Pempherulus affinis

Symptoms of damage:

  • Grub feed on stem and galls are formed in the stem and petiole
  • Adults feed on leaf buds and terminal shoots

Identification of pest:

  • Grubs: Creamy yellow, apodous
  • Adults: Dark greyish brown with pale cross bands on elytra


  • Soil application of Carbofuran 3 G at 30 kg/ha on 20 DAS and earthed up.
  • Basal application of FYM 25 t/ha or 250 kg/ha of neem cake.



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