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Prevention of tunnel pest of leaves in pumpkin crops

Prevention of tunnel pest of leaves in pumpkin crops

लेखक - Soumya Priyam | 31/8/2020

The insect that tunnels into the leaves is also called the serpentine leaf eater. Its outbreak is more visible in pumpkin category crops like gourd, pumpkin, pumpkin, bitter gourd etc. Its infestation has the opposite effect on the plants. You can get information about the symptoms and prevention of this pest from here.

insect symptom

  • Such pests tunnel under the outer skin of the leaf.

  • The shape of the tunnel is like that of a crooked snake.

  • These insects lay eggs on the leaves of plants.

  • Three to four days after laying eggs, the leaves begin to form tunnels.

  • After a few days these tunnels widen and can be seen over the entire surface of the leaves.

  • As the outbreak progresses, crop yields decrease.

preventive measures

  • To save the plants from this pest, collect and destroy the eggs of the insect.

  • Destroy the tunneled leaves by plucking them from the plants.

  • Plant 4-6 yellow traps per acre of field.

  • Control weeds in and around the field.

  • Spray with 350 ml Dimethoate 30 EC per acre of land in 200 liters of water.

  • Apart from this, you can sprinkle 400 ml Fipronil 5% EC in 200 liters of water per acre of land.

  • Keep in mind that these drugs should be sprayed before fruiting.

  • Do not use these medicines if there is a strong wind. Spray the medicines only in the morning or evening.

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