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Rice Thrips

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Scientific name : Baliothrips biformis

Local name :

Damage of Rice thrips:

1. This is essentially a pest of nurseries causing severe damage.

2. The larvae and adults lacerate the tender leaves and suck the plant sap causing rolling and drying of the leaf tips.

3. In severe infestation, the seedlings are killed.

Control of Rice thrips:

Apply endosulfan 35EC @ 1.3 lit./ha or monocrotophos 36EC @1.3 lit./ha 15 days after transplanting when thrips population reaches 10-15 (adults+larvae) / hill.

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