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Maize: Termites Prevention and Prevention Measures


Termites are insects living in the group. They are small in size and shiny. These insects are light yellow or brown in color. Due to group living and rapid spread, they cause heavy damage to crops in a short time. Production can be reduced by up to 80 percent due to infestation of termites. How do these pests harm the plants and see the ways to avoid it from here.

symptom of outbreak

  • If there is already termite in the field, then before the seed germinates, these pests eat and destroy the seed.

  • If the seed germinates, it eats the stem of the plant and damages the crop.

  • Termites also bite the stems near the surface of the ground.

control measures

  • Termites grow quickly in raw dung. Therefore, do not use raw cow dung in the field.

  • Do not allow weeds, crop residues, twigs, etc. to collect in the field.

  • While preparing the field, mix 1 kg of Bivaria bassiana per acre of land evenly.

  • Before sowing of maize, treat each kg seed with 5 ml Imidacloprid 20 EC.

  • To reduce the infestation of termites, apply 4 quintal of neem cake per acre of field.

  • In case of infestation of termite in standing crop, spray Imidacloprid 20 EC @ 5 ml per liter of water.

  • Apart from this, adding 0.5 ml Imidacloprid 200 SL per liter of water to the roots of plants can also control this pest easily.

Read also:

  • Click here to know ways to protect maize crop from various pests.

We hope that the medicines mentioned in this post will prove to be effective for the control of termites. If you found this information necessary, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. So that other farmer friends can also take advantage of it. Ask us your questions related to maize cultivation through comments.

Soumya Priyam

Dehaat Expert

21 September 2021

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