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Control of Rice case worm

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1. Flooding the field followed by dragging a roap across the field and draining out the water from the field.

2. Many predators including Spiders, dragonflies, Hydrophilid larvae and birds predate on larvae and adults.

3. Trichogramma minutum Ashmead is reported as a parasite of caseworm eggs.

4. A braconid wasp Dacnusa sp. and a tabanid fly Tabanus sp. parasitize the caseworm larvae.

5. Spraying the crop with 0.05 per cent fenitrothion or 0.05 per cent malathion or 0.15 per cent carbaryl.

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ZARS, Mandya
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