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Shoot bug

Shoot bug

Shoot bug: Peregrinus maidis

Symptom of damage:

  • Plants become unhealthy stunted and yellow
  • The leaves wither from top downwards
  • Honeydew secreted by the bug causes growth of sooty mould on leaves
  • Panicle formation is inhibited and the plants die if attack is severe
  • The midribs of the leaves turn red due to egg-laying and may dry up subsequently

Identification of the pest:

  • Egg: Laid inside the leaf tissue and covered with a white waxy substance
  • Adult: Yellowish brown to dark brown with translucent wings

Symptom of damage:

  • Plants become unhealthy stunted and yellow
  • The leaves wither from top downwards
  • Honeydew secreted by the bug causes growth of sooty mould on leaves
  • Panicle formation is inhibited and the plants die if attack is severe
  • The midribs of the leaves turn red due to egg-laying and may dry up subsequently

Identification of the pest:

  • Egg: Laid inside the leaf tissue and covered with a white waxy substance
  • Adult: Yellowish brown to dark brown with translucent wings

Management:

  • Spray with 0.04% diazine (or) dimethoate 0.02% or phosphomidon @250 ml in 500 litres water/ha

 

Source-

  • TNAU Agritech Portal

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