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Control of pink stem borer pest in maize crop

Control of pink stem borer pest in maize crop

लेखक - Soumya Priyam | 31/12/2020

The pink stem borer pest is also among the various pests that damage the maize crop. The maize crop suffers heavy losses due to the infestation of this pest. Apart from maize, crops like wheat, paddy, etc. are also affected by this pest. See the identification, damage and prevention measures of pink stem borer pest from here.

identification of pests

  • These insects are pink in colour.

  • These pests mainly damage new or young plants.

damages caused

  • The larvae of this insect bore holes in the stems of small plants.

  • It damages the main stem of plants.

  • As the outbreak progresses, the plants begin to die.

Control Methods

  • To attract the pest, plant crops like jowar, bajra in 2-3 rows around the field.

  • Use nitrogen fertilizer in balanced quantity.

  • To control this pest, spray 50 ml Country Cutter twice at an interval of 15 days in 150 liters of water per acre of crop.

  • Apart from this, mixing 400 grams Thiodicarb 75 percent WP in 200 liters of water can also be sprayed twice at an interval of 20 to 25 days.

Read also:

  • Click here to learn how to protect maize crop from military pest.

We hope that by using the medicines mentioned in this post, you can easily save the maize crop from the infestation of pink stem borer. If you liked this information, then like our post and also share it with other farmer friends. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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