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Crop Protection :: Pests of Banana

Hard scaleAspidiotus destructor 

Symptoms of damage
  • Grubs bore into the rhizome and cause death of the plant
  • Presence of dark coloured tunnels in the rhizomes.
  • Death of unopened pipe, withering of outer leaves.
Adult and crawlers
Banana scale  
Identification of pest
  • Nymph: Oval translucent, Yellowish brown with waxy coating
  • Adult: Female circular, semi transparent and pale brown


  • Collect and destroy the affected plant parts
  • Field release of coccinelid predators like Chilocorus nigritus, Symnus coccivora

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