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White backed plant hopper ( Ven muthugu thathu poochi )

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1. Common name - White backed plant hopper.

 2. Scientific name - Sogatella furcifera.

 3. Vernacular name - Ven muthugu thathu poochi ( வெண் முதுகு தத்துப்பூச்சி ).

Damage of White backed plant hopper.

• Suck the sap and cause stunted growth.

• “Hopper burn” is caused in irregular patches.

Identification of White backed plant hopper.

• Nymph - White in colour and pronotum is pale yellow. Adult - Possess a diamond like marking on the thorax and ovipositional site is black streaks.

Management of White backed plant hopper.

• Avoid use of excessive nitrogenous fertilizers .

• Control irrigation by intermittent draining Apply any one of the following.

• Phosphamidon 40 SL@ 1000 ml/ha.

• Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 1250 ml/ha.

 • Carbofuran 3 G @ 17.5 kg/ha.

 • Dichlorvos 76 WSC @ 350 ml/ ha.

 • Neem oil 3% @ 15 lit/ha.

 • Iluppai oil 6% @ 30 lit/ha.

 • Neem seed kernel extract 5% @ 25 kg/ha.

File Courtesy: 
TNRRI, Aduthurai
Photo Courtesy: 
TNRRI,Aduthurai
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