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Tarsonemid mite

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Scientific name : Steneotarsonemus spinki

Local name :

Damage of Tarsonemid mite:

1. This mite is found between stem and leaf sheath in colonies.

2. It causes sterility and deterioration of rice grain quality along with pathogenic fungi.

3. It damages parenchmatous tissues of rice plant and reduce the amount of nutrients to the developing grain resulting in reduction of grain weight and size.

Control of Tarsonemid mite:

Apply monocrotophos 36EC@ 1.3 lit./ha at panicle initiation stage.

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