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Termite

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Scientific name : Microtermes obesi .

Local name :

Damage of Termite: 

1. Termite feeding on the roots cause yellowing older leaves of plants, then wilting and finally collapsing of the plant.

2. Damaged plants can easily be pulled out by hand. Termite attack on the germinating seeds render to loss of plant stand and under severe infestation resowing is required.

3. At night, termites move above the ground and cut seedlings at ground level irregularly and also cover them with soil for consumption afterwards.

Control of Termite:

Seed treatment with chlorpyriphos 20EC @ 3.75lit./100 kg seed along with 10% solution of gum arabica just before sowing.

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