Host Crop: Brinjal
Pest Identification :
Brinjal Fruit And Shoot Borer (BFSB) is a very dangerous pest of brinjal .It not only reduce the yield bay making holes in shoot as well as in fruits bust also reduces the aesthetic value of the frits so loss get doubled .It is a monophagous pest feeds only a brinjal. The normal control measure like spraying of pesticide does not solve the problem instead making the endowment polluted, ecological disturbance and vegetables poisoning .
The Adults Is grayish brown moth with wing .The Fore And Wings are provide with marginal hairs an bears pinkish -brown spot the above size 20 mm across the spared wings.
|Pest Control Type||Pheromone|
|Dose||10 Lure per Acre|
|Packaging Size||Per Pouch 1 Lure|
|Shelf Life||45 Days|
Damage To Crop : Larva is a internal feeder, it immediately bore into the nearest tender shoot or flower or fruit just after hatching. Soon after boring into shoots or fruits, they plug the entrance hole with excreta. As a result, the affected twigs, flower and fruits dries up and may drop off. Presence of wilted shoots in an eggplant field is the surest sign of damage by this pest. This reduces plant growth, which in turn, reduces fruit number and size. New shoots can arise but this delays crop maturity and the newly formed shoots are also subject to larval damage. Larval feeding in flowers results in failure to form fruit from damaged flowers. Larval feeding inside the fruit results in destruction of fruit tissue. The feeding tunnels are often clogged with frass. This makes even slightly damaged fruit unfit for marketing. The yield loss varies from season to season and from location to location.
Control Measures : The IPM strategy based on pheromone reduces pesticide abuse. The pheromone confuse the male adult from mating and thus preventing fertilized egg production by trapping significant number of male moths, which results in reduction of larval and adult population build-up.
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