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Crop Protection :: Pepper

Marginal gall thrips: Liothrips karnyi

Symptoms of damage:
  • Downward and inward curling of leaves resulted in the formation of marginal leaf galls.
  • Later the infested leaves become crinkled and malformed
  • In severe cases of attack, the whole plant may become stunted, affecting adversely the formation of spikes.


Downward rolling
Identification of pest:
  • Eggs:  Laid within the marginal galls on the leaf surface singly.
  • Nymphs:  White and sluggish.
  • Adult: Black thrips.
  • Spray dimethoate (0.05%) during emergence of new flushes in young vines in the field and cuttings in the nursery.

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