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1. In Nursery: In 10 - 12 days nursery plant, apply Carbofuran 3G @ 250 gm, or Forate 10G @100 gm per 100 m2 nursery area.
2. Roughing: Tillers showing dead hearts should be removed and their destruction must be outside the field, it reduces the infestation.
3. Biological control: Use 8 Trichochord (Bio-agent Trichogramma) three times (total 24 in numbers), at one week interval just after one month of transplanting for one hectare.
4. Chemical control: Cartop Hydrochloride 4G @ 20 kg/ha is found to be highly effective in controlling the insect populations.