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Paddy root weevil
Adults are gray in colour whereas grubs are white and slightly larger than the rice grains. Adults feed on green matter of the leaves; however, the damage is negligible. While grubs remain in the soil and damaging to the roots of freshly transplanted rice plants. Under higher incidence, retard the growth of plants and plants fades. Tillering is also affected. Apply phorate 10 G @ 10 kg/ ha in soil, if infestation is observed.
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