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Lady finger: Prevention and control of shoot and fruit borer pest

Lady finger: Prevention and control of shoot and fruit borer pest

लेखक - Lohit Baisla | 17/10/2020

Bhindi is also known as Okra and Lady Finger. Bhindi has a different place in green vegetables. Not only do people like the vegetable of ladyfinger, as well as many Ayurvedic medicines are also made from its flowers and roots. The length of its plants is about 1 meter. There are many types of pests in lady's finger, one of which is shoot and fruit borer insect. Get information about the harm and prevention of this pest from here.

identification of pests

  • The eggs of this insect are spherical and light yellowish white in color.

  • The larvae that emerge from the eggs are green to brown in color.

  • Female insects are brown in color and male insects are green in colour.

  • It takes about 4 days for the larvae to hatch from the eggs and about 17 to 20 days for the larvae to mature.

insect damage

  • The larvae of this insect damage the flowers and buds of lady's finger.

  • If the plants bear fruit, then these pests also destroy small fruits.

  • Holes start appearing in the okra fruits.

  • As the infestation progresses, the fruits begin to rot and drop before they can mature.

preventive measures

  • Destroy infected flowers, buds and fruits to prevent the spread of the pest.

  • Use pheromone traps in the field to attract insects.

  • To get rid of this pest, sprinkle 2 ml Quinalphos 25 EC per liter of water.

Read also:

  • Click here to know how to protect lady's crop from flea beetles.

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