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Soil Beetles of Chickpea

Soil beetles
Beetle damaging a seedling
Damage symptoms :
  • Attacked seedlings wilt or, sometimes are cut at ground level.

  • Adult beetle feed on the stem at or below the ground.

Description :

  • Beetles, 10 mm in length, are black and flat

  • Very little known of the biology of these beetles.

Beetle damaging a seedling

Control :

  • Only a small percentage of seedlings are killed.
  • Using adequate seed rate will compensate for the loss of seedlings.

  • No specific control measures are required.

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