Fall army worm in Maize Crop
The maize plants are eaten by fall army worm SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA. Following chemicals may be used to kill the pest. Spraying in the evening will be effective since they come out to feed in the night times.
Fame 0.2 mL/L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L
https://www.bighaat.com/products/fame + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm
The army worm will be dwelling in the soil and will be coming out to feed the baiting technique may be an effective method to kill them. As the bait has attractant jaggery the larvae gets attracted to jaggery, feed on the bait mixture and will be killed avoiding them to feed on the corn. Bait mixture must be evenly broadcasted evenly all over the maize plot.
The process of baiting can be a mixture of 3 components,
1. Poison (Insecticide): 2. Carrier or base (Rice bran), and 3. Attractant (Jaggery) at ratio of 1:10:1. Mix all the items with given ratio to prepare the bait mixture.
The poison may a stomach poison insecticide can be used like Malathion or Phoskill.
K SANJEEVA REDDY,
Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.
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