Pest Management for Maize Crop

Author : Lohit Baisla

Infestations of several types of pests can cause a severe reduction in maize yields. For good yield, it is necessary to keep the crops free from the following pests.

  • Stem penetrating caterpillar: This caterpillar eats the plant from inside by piercing it in the stem. Due to which the plants dry up and yield is reduced. Spraying by mixing 30 ml quinalphos in about 15 liters of water gets rid of this pest.

  • Stem fly: These types of flies eat small plants and hollow them from inside. This pest can be controlled by spraying by mixing 2-3 ml fipronil in 1 liter of water.

  • White Braid: The infestation of this pest causes heavy damage to the crops. They live in the soil and are called roots. To avoid this, do not spray raw dung in the field. In case of infestation, spray 15 liters of water mixed with 40 ml Chlorpyriphos 20 EC.

  • Leaf wrapping caterpillar: It wraps the leaves and tells its green substance, due to which the leaves turn white and start falling. To avoid this, spray by mixing 30 ml quinalphos or trizophos in 15 liters of water.

  • Bite worm: This type of insect lives in the soil during the day and damages the crop by cutting new plants near the soil at night. Spraying of 3 ml solution of Chlorpyriphos 10 EC per liter of water can prevent the infestation of this pest.



21 September 2021


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