Agri Doctor TipAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Castor capsule borer:
At present, castor crop is on capsule formation stage on farmer’s field. During this time, this larva van damage to the developing castor capsules and feed the immature seeds inside. This larva woven the adjacent capsules with the help of silken thread and excreta and feeding inside. These caterpillars also found to damage on mango inflorescence. As per the old recommendation given by Gujarat Agril. Uni., spray monocrotophos 36 WSC @ 10 ml per 10 lit of water.