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Jul

Management of Cut worm

Management of Cut worm

Cultural control: Keeping fields flooded may keep population of this pest at low levels.

Biological control: Biological control agents of cutworm are very abundant. For example, scelionid and braconid wasps are egg parasitoids and grasshoppers are predators of the pest. Fungal and polyhedrosis viruses are pathogens that attack this insect pest.

Chemical control: Insecticides sprays may

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Jul

Nature of Damage of Cut worm

Nature of Damage of Cut worm  

  • The common cutworm is a problem generally on upland rice only because it needs dry soil for pupation and for completion of its life cycle.  
  • Lowland rice usually suffers heavy damage from larvae migrating from adjacent grassy areas.  
  • They are most serious during the seedling stage of rice when they sever the seedlings at the base.  
  • When abundant during late crop growth, they may severely d
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Jul

Host Range of Cut worm

Host Range of Cut worm

Climbing cutworm is a polyphagous insect and has been recorded as a serious pest of Rice, Wheat, Oats, Barley, and other cereals and also infests grassy weeds, while the common cutworm is reported on Lettuce, Cabbage, Beetroot, Peanuts, Geranium, Cotton, Banana, Sorghum, Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Apple and Eggplant.

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Jul

Bioecology of cut worm

Bioecology of cut worm

Mythimna seperata (Climbing cut worm):

  • The adult moths are pale and reddish brown in colour, and have a very hairy body covered with dark specks and patches.
  • Whitish to pale yellow eggs are laid between the leaf sheaths and the stem in clusters of several r
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Jul

Taxonomy of Cut worm

Taxonomy of Cut worm

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Noctuidae

Genus: Spodoptera

Species: litura

Genus: Mythimna

Species: seperata

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