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Management of blister beetle

   Blister beetle: Zonabris pustulata (Meloidae: Coleoptera)

Damaging systems:

  • Beetles appear in large numbers during flowering season and damage the flowers by feeding on petals.


Chemical control:

  • Three sprays or dust should be given once in 10-12 days after emergence, ie.,
  • Endosulfan 30 EC 0.07 per cent or
  • Monocrotophos 36 SL 0.04 per cent or
  • Quinalphos 1.5 per cent dust 25 kg/ha.

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