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01
Nov

Rice Gundhi Bug

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

01
Nov

Juice sucking insects

Juice sucking insects

Symptoms of damage:

1. Both the nymphs and adults suck the sap from leaves. As a result of pest attack, initially yellowish streaks appear on the leaves.

2. Later, the leaves curl longitudinally from the margins inwards leading to sharply pointed leaf tips resembling that of needles, which finally wither.

3. In severely in

01
Nov

Stem borer

Stem borer 

Symptoms of damage:

1. The larvae of the borers enter the tiller, feed, grow and cause the characteristic symptoms of ‘dead hearts’ or ‘white ears’ depending on the crop stage.

2. At tillering stage, the feeding frequently results in severing the apical parts of the plant from the base.

3. The ce

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