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Insect pest

Gujhia weevil- Insect/pest of wheat

Gujuia weevil

It attacks germinating seedlings.  As a result of heavy infestation plants die out.  Control measuring for this insect is same as for termites. 

Control measures:

Use Aldrin 5% dust or BHC 10% dust at the rate of 20-25 kg/ha and mix it well  in the soil at  the time of last plouging before sowing. 

Aphid- Insect of wheat

Aphids and jassids

These leaf sucking insects also damage the wheat crop resulting in discoloration of leaves.

Control measures:

Apply 0.5 litre Folithion or Thiodan or one litre Ekalux 25 EC in 800 litres of water per hectare. 

Termite-Insect/Pest of wheat

Termites damage the crop soon after sowing and sometimes near maturity.  The damaged plants dry up completely and are easily pulled out.  The plants damaged at later stages give rise to white ears.  Infestation is heavy under unirrigated conditions and in the fields where un-decomposed farm yard manure is applied before sowing.

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