Shoot weevil

Shoot weevil: Alcidodes affaber

Symptoms of damage

  • Terminal shoots with galls
  • Bore hole surrounded by raised margins

Identification of the pest

  • Adult – Weevil dark greyish brown with pale cross bands on the elytra


  • Soil application of Carbofuran 3G 30 kg may be done on 20 days after sowing and earthed up
  • Basal application of FYM 25 t/ha or 250 kg/ha of neem cake.



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