Agri Doctor TipAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
See & check “Tingid Bug” in your banana crop:
This pest is also known as “Lacewing bug”. In addition to banana, this pest can also observe in ginger, brinjal and turmeric. Both nymphs & adults are damaging to crop by remaining lower surface of the leaves in group. Pale yellow spots are appeared on the leaves. Adults have transparent lace like wings while nymphs are pale black in coloured. Install yellow sticky traps in banana field. Collect & destroy the infested leaves periodically. On higher incidence, spray dimethoate 30 EC @ 10 ml or methyl-o-demeton 25 EC @ 10 ml per 10 lit of water.