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Control Measures for Crab (Khekada)

Manual control measures for crab :

Collection and destruction of crabs using petro max in the beginning of rainy season.

Chemical control measures for crab :

Use of poison baits containing acephate @75 g. or carbaryl @ 100 g or endosulfan 40 ml mixed with 1 kg cooked rice.


Nature of damage of Crab (Khekada)


1. Crabs are polyphagous. They cut the young paddy plants near the ground level and carry them to their burrows for feeding. 2. They are mostly active during nights. Besides this they prepare a series of burrows in the embankment of paddy fields as result of which, water is not retained in the field which is vitally required fo

Crab (Khekada)


1. Pest Name - Crab.

2. Scientific Name - Paratelphusa spp.

3. Local Name - Khekada.

4. Infestation intensities - Low to moderate.

5. Crop Growth stages - Seedling.

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