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Mechanical control of Red hairy caterpillar in Groundnut

Mechanical Control

  • Install of 12 light traps/ha or bonfire in endemic areas.
  • Erection of light traps soon after the monsoon for 20-45 days and collecting and killing of adult moths are found very effective.
  • Collection and destruction of egg masses in the fields around light trap areas.
  • Install 10-12 bird perches/ha.
  • Two hand or mechanical weeding at 15-20 days after sowing.
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