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30
Jul

Yellow stem borer (YSB)

 

Scientific name: Scirpophaga incertulas Walker.

 Local name :

Identification of Damage Yellow stem borer:

1. The larvae bore into the leaf sheaths within 24 h of hatching and later enter the stem mostly the nodal region.

2. Larval feeding causes death of central shoot at vegetative stage, a condition known as dead heart an

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