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Green plant hopper

Green Leaf  Hopper : Nephotettix nigropictus Stal. and Nephotettix virescens Distant (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae )

Local name: Hasiru Jigi Hulu

Damage symptoms:

  • Stunted growth and reduced tillering.
  • On tillers appearance of white patches at higher population level.
  • Transmits virus diseases: tungro, yellow dwarf, yellow-orange leaf, and transitory yellowing.


Rice yellow dwarf disease                             GLH damage 


Cultural practices

  • Avoid use of excess nitrogen.
  • Monitoring of GLH at base of the plant 30 days after transplanting at weekly interval
  • Alternate wetting and drying the field during peak infestation.
  • Apply recommended dose of nitrogenous fertilizers

Biological control:

  • Mirid bug, Cyrtorhinus lividipennis  Reuter prey on  eggs and small nymphs of GLH

Chemical control:

  • Spray monocrtophos 35 EC @ 2ml/l (624ml/acre) at nursery stage.
  • Application of granular phorate 10G@ 4kg/acre or carbofuran 3G@ 10kg/acre insecticides in presence of thin film of water                                                                            or
  • Spray imidacloprid 200 SL @ 0.5ml (125ml/acre) or thiomethaxm 25WG @ 0.5g (125kg/acre) or phaslone 35 EC @ 2ml/l (800ml/acre) water or quinolphos 5G @ 12kg/acre

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