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Rice Hispa

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1. Rice hispa a serious pest in some areas of the Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts and is also found in the other rice growing areas of the state.

2. The grubs of this pest tunnel in to the leaves, whereas the adults are exposed feeders. The grubs cause damage by producing bold, white streaks on the leaves.

3. If the attack starts in the nursery, clip off and destroy the leaf tips of the affected seedlings before transplanting. 4. On the transplanted crop, spray 120 ml Methyl Parathion 50 EC (methyl parathion)/560 ml Monocil 36 SL (monocrotophos)/800 ml Ekalux 25 EC (quinalphos)/one litre Dursban 20 EC (chlorpyriphos) in 100 litres of water per acre with a manually operated sprayer. Repeat the spraying if the attack persists.

File Courtesy: 
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Photo Courtesy: 
Mr. Y. Kondal Rao (DRR)
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