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Cultural Control of Groundnut Bihar Hairy Caterpillar

Cultural Control of Groundnut Bihar Hairy  Caterpillar

  •  Early sowing.
  • Pre-monsoon deep ploughing (two/three times) to expose the hibernating pupae to sunlight and predatory birds.
  • Crop rotation with Sorghum/ Pearl millet/maize.
  • Removal and destruction of alternate wild hosts and weeds which harbour the hairy caterpillars.
  • Irrigate once to avoid prolonged mid season drought to prevent pre-harvest infestation.
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