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Cultural control of white grubs in groundnut

Cultural Control of white grubs

  • Deep ploughing in summer.
  • Always use well decomposed organic manure it attracts the adult beetles.
  • Partial or complete lopping of host plants and retaining of a few most preferred host trees in the area for congregation of white grub adults.
  • Crop rotation with sorghum/pearl millet or maize.
  • Early sowing to avoid damage due to insect pest.
  • Standing crops of fodder, sugarcane etc. are also protected.
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