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06
Aug

Rice root weevil

This weevil is a localized pest in the rice area around Rajpura. However this pest has also been observed in some other areas in the state.Its white ,legless grubsfeed on roots in the soil from July to September.The attacked plants turn yellow , stunted and produce only a few tillers .

Control : Apply any of the following granular pesticides in standing water: 3kg of Thimet/Foratox 10G(phorate) per acre
02
Aug

Leaf Folder

 

1. The larvae fold the leaves, eat out the green tissue and produce white streaks. 2. The damage is highest during August-October. Spray the crop when the leaf damage reaches 10 per cent (ETL) with 350 ml of Hostathion 40 EC (triazophos) or 1 litre of Coroban/ Durmet/ Force 20 EC (chlorpyriphos) or 560 ml of Monocil 36 SL (monocrotophos) in 100
02
Aug

Grasshoppers

 

1. Grasshoppers can damage rice at all stages of crop growth.

2. Both nymphs and adults feed on leaves by cutting the edges of leaves at all the growth stages of the rice crop.

3. Damage is found more on the margins of the field.

4. They sometimes cut the plants similar to cut worms.

5. When the grasshoppers are in greater numbers they can even feed o

02
Aug

Grasshoppers

 

1. Grasshoppers can damage rice at all stages of crop growth. 2. Both nymphs and adults feed on leaves by cutting the edges of leaves at all the growth stages of the rice crop. 3. Damage is found more on the margins of the field. 4. They sometimes cut the plants similar to cut worms. 5. When the grasshoppers are in greater numbers they can even feed on the midrib
02
Aug

Rice-ear-cutting-caterpillar

1. The larvae of this insect are gregarious in habit and are commonly known as ‘armyworm’. The young larvae feed on leaves, leaving only the mid-ribs and stems.

2. The old larvae cut off the panicles mostly at the base and hence the name “rice ear cutting caterpillar”. This stage of the insect causes serious loss to the paddy crop.

3. The larvae are shy of sunlight and generally feed at night. The damage to paddy crop is caused mostly during September to No

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