Major Insect Pest Of Maize & Sorghum

Major Insect Pest Of Maize : 1.Maize/ Sorghum stem borer: Chilo partellus  F:Pyralidae O:Lepidoptera. Most destructive pest of maize/sorghum. Caterpillars infect the crop usually one month after sowing. It cause pin holes on leaves or”dead hearts” in stem. The infestation may be noticed till harvesting. Larvae remains hibernate in maize stubbles. Management: Destroy stubbles, weeds […]

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