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Thrips ( elaipane )

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1. Common name- Thrips.

 2. Scientific name - Stenchaetothrips biformis.

 3. Vernacular name - elaipane ( இலைப்பேன் ).

Symptoms of damage of Thrips:

• Laceration of the tender leaves and suck the plant sap.

• Yellow (or) silvery streaks on the leaves of young seedlings.

• Terminal rolling and drying of leaves from tip to base.

• It causes damage both in nursery and main field.

Identification of Thrips:

• Adults are dark brown in colour.

Management of Thrips:

• Spray any one of the following in nursery stage Phosphamidon 40 SL 50 ml Monocrotophos 36 SL 40 ml Endosulfan 35 EC 80 ml.

• Spray any one of the following in main field stage Phosphamidon 40 SL 300 ml Monocrotophos 36 SL 30 ml.

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