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Physical Control of Groundnut Bihar Hairy Caterpillar

Physical Control of Groundnut Bihar Hairy Caterpillar

  • Grow trap crops like cowpea and jatropa on field bunds to attract the caterpillars.
  • Set up bonfire or light trap or use “Petromax” between 7.0 - 9.30 pm to attract the moths and kill them.
  • Grow castor @ 5/6:1 and rabi sunflower in groundnut field to attract & kill the egg mass.
  • Mass collection and destruction of eggs and just emerged caterpillars.
  • Place the twigs and leaves of calotropis, jatropa and papaya around the field to trap grown up caterpillars.
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