Leaf miner pests cause severe damage to the watermelon crop. These insects, which are more active during the rainy season, are smaller in size. The spread of this insect can be estimated from the fact that the female insect can lay up to 160 eggs at a time. After about 2 to 3 days, the caterpillars come out of the eggs. If you cultivate watermelon, then to protect your crop from leaf miner pest, see the symptoms of the outbreak and the methods of prevention from here.
Symptoms of Leaf Miner Insect Infestation
First of all, these pests attack the tender leaves of plants.
They eat the green matter by scraping the leaves. Due to which crooked tunnels start appearing on the leaves.
After some time the leaves become weak and start falling.
The growth of plants is hindered as the outbreak progresses.
How to control?
Destroy the affected leaves by separating them from the plants.
To control this pest, spray 150 liters of water per acre by mixing 50 ml countryside cutter.
Spray with Imidacloprid 1 ml per liter of water.
If necessary, spray again after 15 days.
Apart from this, spraying of phorate 10% CG is also effective in controlling this pest.
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We hope this information will prove to be important for you. By adopting the medicines mentioned in this post, you can easily control the leaf miner pest. If you liked this information then please like this post. Also share it with other farmers. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.
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