Sugarcane crop is prone to attack by various types of pests. The infestation of pests causes great damage to the sugarcane crop. If these are not controlled in time, then the entire crop can be spoiled. Due to this farmers have to face heavy losses.
Termites: Sugarcane crop is badly damaged by termites. To avoid termites, spraying of 400 ml Imidacloprid - 200 SL in liter of water should be done per hectare of land.
Stem borer: These types of pests pierce the stems of sugarcane and eat them from inside. Spraying 2.1 liters of Monocrotophos per hectare of land mixed with 1250 liters of water can get rid of this pest. If needed, spraying can be done again at an interval of 15 days.
Pyrilla: This insect is light brown in colour. They damage the crop by sucking the sap of the leaves. To avoid this, chloropyriphos 20% should be mixed with water and sprayed.
Grasshoppers: This type of insect sucks the sap of the leaves. To protect the crop from grasshoppers, 25 kg of Fenvalerate 0.4% dust should be sprayed per hectare of field.
Root borers: They damage the roots of plants. Due to which the plants start drying up. Mixing 2 liters of Chlorpyriphos in about 350 to 400 liters of water per acre of land and putting it in the roots of plants can get rid of this pest.
Apart from the above mentioned pests, many other pests can also cause crop failure. Out of which black spot, white fly , white gander, seedling borer, peak borer etc. are the major pests.
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