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Cultural control of tobacco caterpillar in groundnut

Cultural Control of tobacco caterpillar

  • Deep summer ploughing.
  • Early sowing to escape insect pest damage.
  • Irrigate once to avoid prolonged mid season drought
  • Planting castor or sunflower plants as trap crop for egg laying and destroying eggs or 1st stage larvae help in reducing the incidence.
  • The sunflower act as bird perches as well.
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