Pest Management: Symptoms
Mango - Inflorescence midge
- Symptoms of Damage:
Maggots attack the inflorescence stalk, flowers and small developing fruits
Maggot bore into the bud and feeds on inner content
Buds fail to open and drop down
- Identification of Pest:
Larva - A maggot light yellowish colour and moults three times.
Adult: Orange red or Yellowish fly or light orange fly
Remove and destroy affected flowers and tender shoots
Spray dimethoate 30 EC @ 0.06%, methyl demeton 25 EC @0.05%
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