Kasie bachaein baigan ko fruit borer se

  • The damage to the fruits starts soon after transplanting and continues till harvesting of the fruits.
  • It can reduce yield by as much as 70%.
  • Multiple overlapping generations occur in warm climates.
  • The short pinkish larva of the pest initially bore into the terminal shoots resulting in withering and drying of the shoot.
  • In the later stage, it bores into the young fruits by making holes and feeds inside and lose their market value fruits plugged with excreta.

Management:

  • Install pheromone trap @ 5 /acre .
  • Continuous cropping of brinjal on the same piece of land should be avoided.
  • Fruits showing boring should be picked and destroyed.
  • Spray the crop with Cypermethrin 10% EC @ 300ml/acre or Lambda Cyhalothrin 5% EC @ 200-250 ml/acre at fortnight intervals starting from 35 days after transplanting to control the pest.
  • Best results are obtained when all the affected fruits are removed before spraying.

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