Pest Management: Symptoms
Bhendi - Shoot and fruit borer: Earias vitella
- Symptoms of Damage:
Terminal shoots wither and droop
Shedding of buds and flowers
Bore hole in fruits and fee
- Identification of Pest:
Egg: Sculptured egg and sky blue in colour
Larva: Brownish with white streaks dorsally and pale yellow ventrally
Adult: Forewing are pale with a wedge shaped green band in the middle
Set up pheromone trap @ 12/ha.
Collection and destruction of affected fruits.
Release of egg parasite Trichogramma chilonis @ 1.0 lakh/ha.
Release of 1st instar larvae of green lacewing predator Chrysoperla carnea @ 10,000/ha.
Spray any one of the following insecticides
Dust carbaryl 10% DP @ 25kg /ha
Bacillus thuringiensis @ 2g/lit
Azadirachtin 0.03% WSP (300 ppm) @ 5.0g/lit
Azadirachtin 5% Neem Extract Concentrate @ 5.0ml/10 lit
Emamectin benzoate 5% SG @ 3.0g/10 lit
Phosalone 35% EC @ 1.5ml /lit
Pyridalyl 10% EC @ 1.0ml/lit
Quinalphos 25% EC @ 8.0ml/10 lit
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