TNAU Agritech Portal
Home | About Us | Success Stories | Farmers Association | Farmers' Innovation | Publications| Contact
Crop Protection :: Pests of Mango

Bark borer: Indarbela tetraonis 

Symptoms of damage
  • Young trees may succumb to the attack.
  • Caterpillars bore into the trunk or junction of branches
  • Caterpillars remain hidden in the tunnel during day time and come out at night, feed on the bark.
  • Presence of gallery made out of silk and frass
Identification of pest
  • Larva - Stout and dirty brown in colour
  • Adult
  • Stout yellowish –brown moth with brown wavy markings on the forewings
  • Hind wings is white colour.
  • Males are smaller than the females. 
Management
  • Remove and destroy dead and severely affected branches of the tree
  • Remove alternate host, silk cotton and other hosts
  • Grow tolerant mango varieties viz., Neelam, Humayudin.
  • Padding with monocrotophos 36 WSC 10 ml in 2.5 cm /tree soaked in absorbent cotton.
  • If infestations are severe then apply the copper oxychloride paste on the trunk of the tree.
  • Hook out the grub from the bore hole - apply monocrotophos 36 WSC 10 to 20 ml/ hole
  • One celphos tablet (3 g aluminum phosphide) per hole
  • Apply carbofuran 3G 5 g per hole and plug with mud.

Home | About Us | Success Stories | Farmers Association | Farmers' Innovation | Publications | Disclaimer | Contact Us

© TNAU. All Rights Reserved 2016.