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Rice Gundhi Bug

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Rice Gundhi Bug

Symptoms of damage:

1. The adults and nymphs suck the juice from the developing grains in the early stage of grain formation.

2. Young succulent leaves and shoots are also attacked before the grain formation stage. Infestation is characterised by the presence of some empty or ill-formed grains in the panicles.

3. A hole is left on the grain at the point of puncture and around that hole a brownish spot develops causing discoloration of the panicles.

Control Measures: To control the Rice Gandhi Bug broadcast Endosulfan 4 per cent dust or Quinolphos 1.5 per cent dust @ 10 Kg/acre.

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DRD, Patna
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CRRI
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