Shoot borer: Clumetia transversa
Symptoms of damage
- Terminal shoots show tunnel from top to downwards.
- Stunting of seedlings with terminal bunchy appearance.
Identification of pest
- Larva – Caterpillar is dark pink with dark brown prothroacic shield.
- Adult – Adult is greyish moth with grey wings having wavy lines.
- Field sanitation
- Collect and destroy the infested plant parts
- Summer ploughing to expose the pupae
- Spray carbaryl 50WP 0.1%.
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