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Cultural and Chemical Management of Rice Thrips

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Cultural Management of Rice thrips  

  • Flooding to submerge the infested field for 2 days as a cultural control practice is very effective against the rice thrips

Chemical Management of Rice thrips

  • Chemical control should be practiced if the ETL is > 25% of leaves with damage, or 10 leaves per hill damaged  
  • Sufficient thin film of water should be maintained in the nursery before granular application
  • Application of phorate 10 G @ 75g or carbofuron 3 G @ 1.25kg / seed bed (300 sq mt area) followed by light irrigation.
File Courtesy: 
Field management of insect pests of rice - A ready reckoner. Technical Bulletin No.46, Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar
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