Pest Management: Symptoms
Mango - Gaint mealybug: Drosicha mangiferae
- Symptoms of Damage:
Drying of leaves and inflorescence
Presence of pinkish nymphs and adult mealy bugs on fruit and fruit stalk.
- Identification of Pest:
Remove weeds and grasses by ploughing during June-July.
Band the trees with 20 cm wide alkalthene of polythene (400 gauge) in the middle of December (50 cm above the ground level and just below the junction of branching).
Stem with jute thread and apply a little mud of fruit tree grease on the lower edge of the band.
If necessary apply chlopyriphos 20EC 2.5 ml/l
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