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Leaf folder

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Scientific name : Cnaphalocrocis medinalis.

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Damage of Leaf folder:

1. Larvae fold the leaves, remain inside the fold and scrape green tissues between the veins which makes the leaves white and papery.

2. Gradually the leaves dry up and the field presents a scorched appearance.

Control of Leaf folder:

At boot leaf stage one spray of monocrotophos 36EC @ 1.3 lit./ha or quinalphos 25 EC @ 2 lit./ha or phosphamidon 85 EC @ 0.6 lit./ha or cypermethrin 10EC @ 1lit./ha gives adequate protection of crop against the pest.

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