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Rice mealy bug

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Scientific name : Brevennia rehi

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Damage of Rice mealy bug:

Both nymph and adult of mealy bug suck the sap by remaining concealed within leaf sheath of the plant which causes stunted growth and yellowish curled leaves in sunken oval or round patches of a normal crop and the plants may either die or put forth distorted panicles with chaffy grains.

This type of damage is known as Soorai disease in T.N.

Control of Rice mealy bug:

Attacked plants should be removed and destroyed. Apply phosphamidon 85EC @ 0.6 lit./ha or monocrotophos 36EC @ 1.3 lit./ha.

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