Dry weather prevailed in Kerala state during past few days. The maximum temperature ranged between 33.7 to 34.9 °C and minimum temperature ranged between 21.6 to 26.1 °C, respectively.
- First paddy crop is in panicle stage, leaf folder attack can be seen in paddy field. To control it, use trichogramma cards @ 2CC per acre. Cut the card in to small pieces and fix in different locations of the paddy field. Replace the cards within every two weeks. If the attack is severe, spray Quinalphos (2ml per one liter of water). In coconut, red palm weevil is seen.
- Coconut log trap with fermenting toddy or pineapple can be set in coconut plantation to attract and trap the free floating population of red palm weevil. Incorporate any of the insecticide to each trap to kill the weevils trapped.
- In banana, Pseudostem weevil is seen. To control, apply 2% neem oil-garlic-soap emulsion in starting stage. In case of severe attack apply 3ml Chlorpyrifos in 1 liter of water on the pseudostem mixing with gum.
- Aphids are seen in vegetables. To control, apply 2ml quinalphos or 1.5 ml dimethoate in one liter of water to control aphid’s attack of water or Sulfex @ 3 gm per liter of water.
(Source:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, CRIDA, Hyderabad )
Updated on 02-12-2016 05:35 PM
Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014