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.