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Integrated pest management of cardamom

Cultural

  • Destroy rhizomes infested with immature stages of the weevil
  • Avoid planting banana inside the cardamom plantation and destroy host plant like Colocasia and Alocasia to control aphid infestation
  • Cultivar Malabar variety, resistant to thrips. The hybrid Vazhukla is moderately resistant

Chemical

  • Quinalphos or dimethoate 0.1% against thrips, phosphomidon or dimethoate 0.1% against aphids and monocrotophos 0.1% against shoot borer effective

Biological

  • Field release of parasitoids Xanthopimpla australicus, pupal parasite of shoot borer
  • Beauveria sp (white fungus) on hairy caterpillar
  • Verticillium entertextum (Fungus) on aphids

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