Pest Management: Symptoms
Maize - Stem fly: Atherigona orientalis
- Symptoms of Damage:
The maggot feeds on the young growing shoots results in dead hearts.
- Identification of Pest:
Adult - Small grey coloured fly
Use seeds pelleted with insecticides (see sorghum)
Seed treatment with imidacloprid 70 WS 10 g/kg of seeds
Plough soon after harvest, remove and destroy the stubbles.
Soil application of phorate 10%CG 10 kg/ha at the time of sowing
Spray any one of the following insecticides
Methyl demeton 25 EC 500 ml/ha
Carbofuran 3%CG 33.3 kg/ha
Dimethoate 30%EC 1155 ml/ha
Methyl demeton 25% EC 1000 ml/ha
Phorate 10%CG 10 kg/ha
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