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Insect Pests Management in Garlic

1. Thrips:

This is surplus in garlic. It is a small sucking insect that feed on leaves and lacerate tissue.

Control Measures:

This pest can be controlled by spraying the crop with Dimathoate ( Rogor 30 EC ) or Methyl Paratjion (Metacid – 50 EC 0 or Oxydemiton methyl ( Metasytox – 25 EC 0 @ 1 ml per liter of water.

2. Onion Maggot:

This pest damage the crop by eating bulb and the subsequent decay of the affected portion frequently destroying them.

Control Measures:

Application consist of placing sand soaked with a cupful of kerosene in a bucket of dry sand at the base of the plants along the row is very effective for deteriing the parent files from depositing their eggs. This will also kill young maggots that might attempts to work through sand.

3. Black Onion Fly:

Ir feeds on onion, garlic and chews both in the field and in stores.

Control Measures: 

Application consist of placing sand soaked with a cupful of kerosene in a bucket of dry sand at the base of the plants along the row is very effective for deteriing the parent files from depositing their eggs. This will also kill young maggots that might attempts to work through sand.

4. Garlic Mite:

It suck the sap from the plant and causes serious damage of this crop.

Control Measures:

i) The bulb should be soaked in solution of 150 ml Ekalinin 50 liters of water for 10 minuted and dried before planting.

ii) Spraying the crop with kelthane @ 5 ml liter of water can control this pest.
 

Current Category » Vegetable Production - Olericulture