Chemical Control Measures in Nursery of stem borer:
1. Soil application of phorate 10G @ 10 Kg/ha. Or quinalphos 5G @ 15 Kg/ ha. Or carbofuran 3G @ 16.5 Kg/ha. 25 days after sowing based on one moth or egg mass /sq.m. ETL
2). Foliar application of 0.06 per cent endosulfan Or 0.08 per cent quinalphos Or 0.08 per cent fenitrothion based on ETL.
Chemical Control Measures in Field to control of stem borer:
1. Application of any one of the insecticides suggested based on consistently increased trend of moths in light trap or 1 egg mass or 5 per cent dead hearts ETL.
2. In case of mid late varieties one soil application of granular insecticide or two foliar sprays at 7 days interval starting from 25 days after transplanting (DAT) while, in case of late varieties two soil applications of granular insecticide or four foliar sprays at weekly interval for late varieties starting from 25 days after transplanting .