Guru GyaanAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Integrated management of Tomato Borer
Fruit borer is a pest in tomato crops and causes major damage to its fruits. It is recommended that chemical insecticides be avoided on a regular basis. As an alternative, follow appropriate integrated management steps to prevent fruit borer.
Install light trap in the field.
Grow African marigold plants around the field as trap crop.
Collect & destroy the larvae from the plants.
Install the fruit borer Pheromone Traps @ 15 per hectare.
On initiation of pest, spray Bouveria bassiana @ 40 gm per 10 litre of water.
pray HaNPV @ 250 LE per hectare.
Spray bacterial base powder Bacillus thuringiensis @ 750 gm per hectare.
Separate out the infested fruits at each picking and destroy them.
Before the severity of damage, spray Indoxacarb 14.5 SC @ 10 ml or Chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC @ 3 ml or Cyantraniliprole 10.26 OD @ 10 ml or Chlorantraniliprole 8.8% + Thiamethoxam 17.5% SC @ 10 ml per 10 litre of water alternatively.
Dr. T. M. Bharpoda,
Ex. Professor of Entomology,
B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand- 388 110 (Gujarat India)
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