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Cultural control of Groundnut bruchid

Cultural Control of bruchid

  • Dry the pods to optimum kernel moisture level of about 7 %.
  • Store the pods in polythene-lined gunny bags and fill the top surface of the bag with a layer of 3 cm ht. sand.
  • Mouth of bags should not be stitched or closed to avoid germination loss.
  • Care should be taken to avoid breakage
  • Broken seeds should not be stored for long periods.
  • Dust an inert substance such as ABCD (attapulgite-based clay dust)
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