Pest Management: Symptoms
Sorghum - Pink stem borer: Sesamia inferens
- Symptoms of Damage:
Central shoots dried and produce the dead hearts.
- Identification of Pest:
Egg - Bead like laid in rows within the leaf sheath
Larva - Pinkish brown with dark head
Adult - Straw coloured moth with white wings
Stubbles should be ploughed up during winter and burnt to destroy the hibernating larvae.
Sow the lab lab or cowpea as an intercrop (Sorghum: Lab lab 4:1)
Set up light trap
Bio-control agents viz.,Trichogramma minutum, Bracon chinensis and Apanteles flavipes
Mix any one of the following insecticides with sand (total quantity of 50kg)
Phorate - 10G@ 8kg
Carbofuran 3G@ 17kg/ha
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