Pseudostem borer – Kisan Suvidha
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-6143,single-format-standard,theme-wellspring,mkdf-bmi-calculator-1.0,mkd-core-1.0,woocommerce-no-js,wellspring-ver-1.2.1,mkdf-smooth-scroll,mkdf-smooth-page-transitions,mkdf-ajax,mkdf-blog-installed,mkdf-header-standard,mkdf-sticky-header-on-scroll-down-up,mkdf-default-mobile-header,mkdf-sticky-up-mobile-header,mkdf-dropdown-slide-from-bottom,mkdf-search-dropdown,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

Pseudostem borer

Pseudostem borer

Pseudostem borer: Odoiporus longicollis

Symptoms of damage:

  • Grub bore into pseudostem making tunnels
  • Cutting holes on outer surface
  • Exudation of plant sap-initial symptom and blackened mass comes out from the bore hole
  • Tunneled part decomposes and pseudostem wilts

Identification of pest:

  • Eggs: Laid at random on cut ends of pseudostem, yellowish-white, cylindrical in shape
  • Grub: Apodous, creamy white with dark brown head
  • Pupa: Pale yellow colour, fibrous cocoon formed inside the tunneling on the periphery
  • Adult: Robust, reddish brown and black weevil


  • Remove dried leaves periodically and keep the field clean
  • Prune the side suckers every month
  • Use healthy and pest free suckers to check the pest incidence
  • Do not dump infested materials into manure pit
  • Uproot infested trees, chop into pieces and burn
  • Use longitudinally split pseudostem trap at 65/ha



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal.


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons