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Effective control of aphids in okra
Aphids can attack to the crop any stage of the crop. Along with this pest, predatory insect Ladybird beetles is also present at significant level. Installation of few sticky traps in the field gives an idea of the insect population. On initiation of the pest, spray imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 5 ml or tolfenpyrad 15 EC @ 20 ml or imidacloprid 70 WG @ 0.8 g per 10 lit of water. Taking into account the residues of the insecticides, keep a gap of at least three days between spray and okra picking.