Fall army worm infestation on maize have become a serious menace. Managing them has become challenging because the worms are nocturnal means they will feed plants during nights. Integrated management only can help in controlling or managing the Fall army worm.
Spraying of following insecticides may control the infestation of fall army worms. The spray should be sprayed on the shoots for effective control.
Delegate 100 mL per acre [0.9 mL/L] OR Ampligo 80 mL/L [0.5 mL/L]+ Econeem plus 1 mL/L
https://www.bighaat.com/products/delegate-insecticide?pos=1&sid=0cb6e2892&ss=r OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/ampligo-insecticide?pos=74&sid=2f0e3ac4e&ss=r + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide?pos=1&sid=da67f7c19&_ss=r
Two times first at 15 days of crop age and second at 30 days of age
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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