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Management of Rice grass hopper

Rice grass hopper: Oxya hyla intricata (Stal) (Orthoptera :Acrididae)

Local name: Midate

Damage symptoms:

  • Both nymph and adult feed on leaves.
  • Nibble at the florets into base of inflorescence stalks causing formation of white ears.


Cultural practices:

  • Cleaning of bunds to destroy egg pods and nymphs.
  • Deep ploughing is recommended in winter season to expose the egg mass.

Chemical controls:

  • Spray chloropyriphos 20EC 2ml/l for about 130-135liters of chemical solution required for one acre.
  • Dusting of 50% malathion or 1.5% quinolphos or 1% endosalfon on bunds.
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