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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