Pod bugs

Pod bugs: Riptortus pedestris

Symptoms of damage:

  • Pods with black spots
  • Shedding of green pods
  • Poorly filled pods with shriveled grains inside

Identification of the pest:

Riptortus pedestris

  • Brownish black and hemispherical
  • Nymphs – resemble dark brown ants


Spray any one of the following insectcides (Spray fluid 500 l/ha)

  • Dimethoate 30% EC 500ml/ha
  • Methyl demeton 25%EC 500ml/ha
  • Imidacloprid 17.8 SL 100-125 ml/ha
  • Thiamethoxam 25% WG 100 g/ha.



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