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Thrips- Insect pest of vegetable pea

Thrips:

Causal Organism: Thrips indicus

  • It causes severe damage to the young plants by sucking the cell sap.

        Thrips-Insect/pest of vegetable pea

        Damaged shoot  of pea plant

Control:

  • Grow tolerant/resistant varieties.
  • Spray Phosphamidon (0.03%) or Dimethonate (0.03%) at 15 days interval. Stop the spraying of crop at least 20 days before the picking of pods.
  • Neem formulations ( 2-3 ml/ liter) is also effective in controlling the pest.
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