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Important Pests of Tobacco

1. Tobacco caterpillar (cutworm)
2. Tobacco stem borer
3. Tobacco aphid

1. Tobacco Caterpillar (Cutworm):

N.D:

The caterpillar first feed on the leaves and later on cut the plants at ground level specially during night hours.

C. M:

1. Dusting of 4% carbaryl.
2. Spraying of 0.05% endosulfan.
3. Deep ploughing is done after the harvest of the crop to expose the pupae.

2. Tobacco Stem Borer:

N. D:

1. Caterpillar mine through leaves and midribs.
2. Finally bores into stem and causes stunting plant growth and unusual branching.

C. M:

1. Removal and destruction of affected leaves and plants.
2. Spraying of 1% fish oil rosin soap.
3. Select healthy seedlings for transplanting.

3. Tobacco Aphid:

N. D:

1. Nymphs and adults suck the sap from leaves due to which leaves becomes yellow and crumple.
2. It is responsible for transmission of viral diseases.

C. M:

1. Spraying of 0.05% Malathion.
2. Spraying of 40% Nicotine sulphate.

Current Category » Crop Production - Rabi Season