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Friday, September 28, 2012

Cut worms on banana

Young larvae feed by scrapping the leaves surface
Later on feed voraciously at night on the foliage.

Management of cut worm (Spodoptera litura
Hank pick and destroy the caterpillar
Collect and destroy the damaged plant parts
Summer ploughing to expose to the pupae
Use light trap 1/ha
Spray application of  chlorphyriphos and monocrotophos