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Control Measures for Army worm (Lashkari Ali)

Preventive measures Army worm (Lashkari Ali):

1) Keeping the bunds clean i.e. free off weeds in the beginning of the season.

2) Deep ploughing after harvesting to expose the hibernating stages of the pest to the action of sun and birds.

3) Digging a trench and flooding it with water for preventing the migration of larvae from one field to another.

Cultural Control Measures of Army worm :

1) Collection and destruction of e


Nature of damageof Army worm (Lashkari Ali)


1. Young larvae skeletonised the leaves. Later stages become gregarious and voracious eating the whole leaves at night.

2. Final instar larvae which are dark or gray in color have a characteristic habit of climbing the paddy plant and cutting the earheads.

3. Field gives an appearance as if it is grazed by cattle


Army worm (Lashkari Ali)


1. Pest Name - Army worm.

2. Scientific Name - Mythimna separate.

3. Local Name - Lashkari Ali.

4. Pests characteristics - Sporadic in occurrence preferably after heavy rains followed by a dry spell with cloudy weather.

5. Infestation intensities - Low to moderate.

6. Crop Growth stages - Seedling, tillering and after maturity.

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