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Rice root weevil

This weevil is a localized pest in the rice area around Rajpura. However this pest has also been observed in some other areas in the state.Its white ,legless grubsfeed on roots in the soil from July to September.The attacked plants turn yellow , stunted and produce only a few tillers .

Control : Apply any of the following granular pesticides in standing water: 3kg of Thimet/Foratox 10G(phorate) per acre

Non-aromatic Rice varieties for Punjab – Pusa 44

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