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Papaya: Measures To Control From Mealybug Pest

Papaya: Measures To Control From Mealybug Pest

लेखक - Dr. Pramod Murari | 8/11/2020

About 60 to 70 percent damage to papaya fruits is caused by mealybug pests. The infestation of the pest is visible on the leaves, stem and fruits of papaya. According to a report, the first outbreak of mealybug was seen in the year 2008 in papaya plants. If you are cultivating papaya and are troubled by this pest, then you can see the preventive measures from here.

identification of pests

  • Mealybug is a small and polyphagous group of insects.

  • It looks like white colored cotton.

symptoms of outbreak

  • These insects suck the sap of leaves and fruits along with the upper part of the plants.

  • Due to which the stem becomes weak and the leaves start shrinking.

  • As the infestation progresses, the leaves start falling and the fruits also get spoiled.

control measures

  • Clean the papaya garden regularly.

  • To keep the garden free from weeds, weeding should be done from time to time.

  • Collect and destroy the affected leaves and fruits.

  • Do not allow crop residues to accumulate in the papaya orchard.

  • Spraying of 1 to 2 percent neem oil proves to be effective in controlling mealybugs.

  • To get rid of mealybug, spray 1.5 to 2 ml Buprofezin (Polo) 25 sc per liter of water.

  • Spray with imidacloprid 2 ml per liter of water.

  • Spraying with 2 ml Chlorpyriphos 20 EC or Dimethoate 30 EC per liter of water can also get rid of mealybugs.

Read also:

  • Click here to learn how to protect papaya plants from ring spot virus disease.

By adopting the medicines and remedies mentioned in this post, you can easily get rid of the mealybug pest. If you found this information important, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. So that more and more farmers can take advantage of it. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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