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Jul

Cultural and Physical and Mechanical Practices for Rodent Management

Cultural and Physical and Mechanical Practices for Rodent Management

Cultural Practices:

The cultural practices followed are as follows:

  • Clean cultivation, removal of waste and stubbles.
  • Proper Weed management.
  • Cleaning of bunds and optimizing the bund size.

Physical methods:

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Jul

Management Practices for Rodent Management

Management Practices for Rodents

The management practices for rodent management are classified as follows:

  • Cultural practices
  • Physical methods
  • Mechanical methods
  • Chemical control
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Jul

Introduction to Rodent Management

Introduction to Rodent Management

  • In Paddy, besides pests and diseases rodents are also causing severe damage pertaining to yield losses ranging from 0.44 to 90 percent.
  • In some severe infested fields due to rodents even 95 percent yield loss also recorded where farmers abounded the crop without harvesting.  
  • Out of 12 sp
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Jul

False Smut

False Smut

Symptoms of False Smut

1. Symptoms of the false smut will be seen only after flowering.

2. The pathogen, Ustilaginoidea virens, grows in the ovary and transforms it into large, yellowish and velvety green balls, which become greatly enlarged at later stage.

3. The spore balls are covered by a membrane in the early stages,

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Jul

Control of Sheath Rot

Control of Sheath Rot:

1. Removal of infected stubbles after harvest and adopting optimum plant spacing can reduce the disease.

2. Application of potash at tillering stage is also recommended.

3. Foliar spray of calcium sulphate and zinc sulphate was found to control sheath rot.

4. Apply Carbendazim 50WP@ 1g/l. Other products like Thiophanate-Methyl, Ediphenphos, Hexaconazole, Propiconazole and Mancozeb, also useful in reducing sheath rot.

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