Control measures of thrips in muskmelon

  • Both adults and nymphs damage the crop lacerate the leaf tissue and suck the sap.
  • Tender shoots, buds, and flowers are attacked as a result they become twisted and deformed, upward curling of leaves.
  • Spray Dimethoate 30% EC @ 250 ml/acre or Profenophos 50% EC @ 400 ml/acre or Fipronil 5% SC @ 400 ml/acre at fortnightly interval.
  • Pesticide spraying should be changed at every 15 days interval.

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