Crop Protection

For Adoption

IPM Module for groundnut pest management

Basal application of neem cake @ 250 kg/ha, seed treatment with imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 2ml/kg, cumbu as intercrop (6:1) ratio, yellow sticky trap @ 25/ha, release of Chrysoperla  @ 40000/ha on 20 DAS and Azadirachtin 1% @ 2ml on 30 DAS.

For On-Farm Testing

  • Seed treatment with tebuconazole 1.5 g/kg + furrow application of Trichoderma asperellum @ 2.5 kg/ha mixed with 50 kg FYM + application of T. asperellum @ 2.5 kg/ha mixed with 50 kg FYM at 40 DAS + two spray of tebuconazole @ 1 ml/l at initiation of foliar diseases and 15 days later for the integrated disease management in groundnut

For Information

  • Seed treatment with Trichoderma viride @ 10 g/kg + furrow application of viride (2.5 kg/ha enriched in 100 kg of FYM) @ 250 kg/ha + foliar spray of Trifloxystrobin + Tebuconazole @ 0.5 g/l at capsule initiation and second spray after 15 days interval was effective in managing stem and root rot disease of sesame caused by Macrophomina phaseolina
  • Foliar spray of myclobutanil @ 1 g/l was effective in managing the foliar diseases of sesame viz., Alternaria leaf spot and powdery mildew


To manage Tea Mosquito bug pest, three sprays during different stage of the crop is recommended.

  • Flushing stage – spraying of Profenophos 50 EC @ 1 ml/lit. (November-December)
  • Flowering stage – spraying of Chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 2 ml/lit. (December-January)
  • Nut formation stage- spraying of Acephate 75 SP @1g/lit. (January-February)

To Manage Cashew stem and root borer pest,

  • Collection and destruction of grubs and adults.
  • Swabbing of 0.2% chlorpyriphos 20 EC insecticide on the stem and root portion
  • Removal of borer attacked dead trees and trees with advanced stage of infestation