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Integrated Management of Fruit Sucking Moth
The spread of moths that absorb fruit juices such as sweet lime, oranges pomegranates, and grapes is widely observed. This insect is present in the adult stage every year from August to November. The fruit growing area suffer a major loss of fruit during the mrig bahar season.
Integrated Pest Control Management: 1. 1. Cleanliness around the orchard should be maintained. In particular, weeding of plants such as Vasanvel, Chandwell, etc. should be carried out around the area. 2. 2. During the fruit maturity period, the neem leaves should be burnt from 6 to 9 p.m. in the orchard. 3. 3. Use ripe bananas to lure the moths by binding them to the orchard. Various experiments may be carried out under the guidance of experts to make poison bait. Banana moths can be managed by injecting pesticides like dichlorvos into fruit. If the harvesting season is from August to October, cover the grape bunches with newspaper, polymer bags. Appropriate monitoring can be carried out using this process. 4. 4. After the outbreak of this moth starts, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the garden with the aid of a torch or battery, collect the moth sitting on the fruit and place it in rockel mixed water. Light traps can be used to monitor moths around the garden from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This process is currently the most popular in citrus, orange, and pomegranate. Solar light trap is also being used. 5. 5. Use 95% jaggery or sesame seeds and 5% Malathion 50 EC to make a poison bait. These inducements should be placed under the light trap of the CFL lamps overnight. It should be placed around the garden before the outbreak begins. 6. 6. Several repellent products are available in the market, including citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, fish oil, and strong odour products. While commonly used in citrus, oranges, pomegranates, it is advised to use chemical sprays, stains, special odour, etc. when using this sprayer with expert guidance. Source: Shri. Tushar Ugale, Agriculture Entomologist. If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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