Mahalakshmi S

Fall Army Worm: A Devastating Pest Of Sorghum 

Spodoptera frugiperda, commonly known as the Fall Armyworm (FAW) is one of the most important invasive pests worldwide, causing considerable losses to its host crops. It is considered to be a serious pest which feeds on more than 80...

Battle Of The Bugs: A Guide For Managing Sorghum Ear Head Bug 

Sorghum ear head bug is a serious pest that attacks sorghum crops worldwide. They feed on the reproductive structures of sorghum plants, including the developing grains. The feeding activity of the bugs can cause significant damage to the crop,...

Sorghum Aphids: Damage And Its Integrated Management  

Aphids are tiny, soft-bodied insects that feed on the sap of plants. They are small, oval-shaped insects that range in colour from green, yellow and black. Sorghum aphids are a serious pest that affects sorghum crop by sucking the...

The Battle Against Rice Caseworm: Symptoms And Solutions 

The rice caseworm is a pest that commonly affects rice crops and is mostly found in rice-growing regions worldwide. The larvae of the rice caseworm feed on the leaves of rice plants causing defoliation, yield loss and even crop...

The Fight Against Paddy Hispa: Best Practices For Management  

Rice hispa, also known as spiny beetle, is a serious pest of rice crops. Rice hispa is a well-known invasive pest which causes significant damage to rice crops resulting in reduced yield and economic losses to farmers. This article...

Rice Swarming Caterpillar Infestation And Its Management 

The Rice Swarming Caterpillar is considered a destructive pest that infests rice crops, causing significant threat to rice production. Rice swarming caterpillars feed on rice leaves, stem and panicles, leading to yield losses ranging from 20% in moderate infestation to...

Paddy Gall Midge: An Integrated Pest Management Guide

The Paddy Gall Midge, which is scientifically known as Orseolia oryzae is an insect pest that attacks paddy crops. It is a significant threat to the rice crop in many parts of India, causing severe damage to the yield...

Management Of Dusky Cotton Bug In Cotton 

Cotton is considered as one of the most important cash and fibre crop in India. It is often called ‘White Gold’ due to its economic importance. However, cotton plants are also vulnerable to various insect pests that can cause...

Rose Scales: Effective Prevention And Management Strategies  

Rose Scale is a small insect which feeds on the sap of the rose plants. They are one of the most common and destructive pests of roses causing significant damage to plants. Rose scale thrives in warm and dry...

Management Of Spider Mites In Rose 

Rose Spider Mites are one of the most common pests of rose crops worldwide, causing damage to leaves, stems and flowers. They are tiny arachnids that feed on the sap of rose plants, leading to wilting, yellowing and stunted...

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