Arhar crops are prone to many types of insects and diseases. If we do not pay attention at the right time, it can prove to be very harmful for the crop. Diseases like bilt, Phytrapthora blight and sterilemosaic are found in arhar crop. So let us know about some of the major pests found in tur.
Some major pests of Arhar
Pod flies: They feed on the inner grains by making a small hole on the pods of tur. This causes severe damage to the crop.
Pod borer: It attacks the pods and damages the buds, flowers, pods and seeds.
Bristol Brittle: This type of insect damages the crop by eating flowers and buds.
Plu moth: Some time after the infestation of this pest, red colored mold develops around the grains.
Pod bug: This type of insect sucks the juice of pods and grains, due to which the shape of the pods becomes oblong and the grains shrink.
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