Guru GyaanAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Control of Leaf Webber/ Leaf roller/ Capsule borer in summer sesame
 Sesame can be cultivated in monsoon and summer season also.  Generally gall fly, leaf folder, hawk moth larva, jassids and aphids are damaging to sesame cultivated in summer season.  The young larva rolls together a few top leaves and feed by remaining in-side.  The farmer also known it as “Head tied larva”.  Larva also feeds on flowers and buds at the time of flowering.  There is no formation of pod on damaged bud and such portion remaining pod-less.  Later stage of the crop, larva bore the capsule and feed them internally.  At this stage, it is known as capsule borer in the farming community.  The economic loss is much more if the infestation is observed during the flowering stage than the vegetative and capsule formation stages.  Some of the parasites and predators are controlling to this pests naturally.
 In off season, this pest is survived on Pedalium murex Linn, a weed host plants. Hence, periodically remove and destroy such weed plants during the crop season and also after over the crop.  Install the light trap after sowing of the crop to manage the adult population.  On initiation of the pest, spray Beauveria bassiana @ 40 g or neem seed kernel powder 500 (5% suspension) or any neem based pesticides @ 20 ml (1% EC) to 40 ml (0.15% EC) per 10 lit of water.  Spray quinalphos 20 EC 20 ml per 10 lit of water at 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing. Source: AgroStar agronomy center of excellence Farmer friends, if you find the information in the video useful, then don’t forget to Like and Share it with your friends.
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