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Monitoring for Pest & Disease

  • Visual observation at weekly intervals at vegetative, flowering and poding stages for Heliothis.
  • Use pheromone traps(5 traps/ha) for Heliothis monitoring.

Pre-sowing stage 

  • Deep ploughing of the field.
  • Early sowing.
  • Growing resistant /tolerant varieties.
  • Timely irrigation
  • Soil application of Phorate or Carbofuran granules @ 1.0 kg a.i. per ha

Sowing stage

  • Timely sowing, proper seed rate, irrigation and fertlizer management to have a desirable crop stand.
  • Intercultural and hand weeding to keep to crop weed free initially for 4-6 weeks.

Vegetative stage 

  • Look for the plants infested with 1st/2nd instar larvae of hairy caterpilla, collect and destroy them.
  • Light traps are very effective against hairy caterpillar.

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