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Economic Threshold Level(ETL) of Pod borer in Different crops

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Economic Threshold Level(ETL) of Pod borer in Different crops

 

Economic Threshold Level (ETL) It is the pest density at which control measures should de applied to prevent an increasing pest population  from reaching the economic injury level.

Economic Threshold Level (ETL) of Pod borer in different crops

Name of the crops

Economic threshold level

Gram

One larvae per meter per row.

Pigeonpea

2-3 eggs/5 twigs or 1 larvae/2 plants or 5-10 per cent pod damage.

Sunflower

5-6 moth/ pheromone trap.

Groundnut

2-3 larvae/meter row.

Soybean

2% plants infested.

Cotton

5% damaged bolls or one eggs or larvae per plant.

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