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Management of green pod borer

Green pod borer:  Etiella zinckenella (Phyticiade:Lepidoptera)

Damaging systems:

  • The larva feeds on maturing seeds after entering the pods.
  • Fecal pellets are seen inside the damaged pods.


Chemical Control

  • Spraying of endosulfan 35 EC 0.07% (2ml /l of water) or monocrotophos 36SL 0.04% (1 ml/l of water) or chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 2 ml/lit of water at 600-1000 lit of spray material per ha with hand sprayer.

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