The Internati­onal Maize and Wheat Impro­vement Centre (CIMMYT) has cautioned Pakistan to take steps to offer protection to its plants from the ‘fall armyworm’ (FAW), a devastating pest that has been identified for the first time on the Indian subcontinent. Director-General, CIMMYT, Dr Martin Kropff, now visiting Pakistan, held a […]

Pests and Disease Aphids: These are small brown colored insects. They suck the sap from the leaves and branches and cause great damage to trees and reduction of yield. Aphid attack is severe during Feb and April. Use Dizenon 40% or Eldrine 20%, 1 kg in 450 litres of water. Insecticides […]

Plant protection strategy and activities have significant importance in the overall crop production programmes for sustainable agriculture. Variation of Bt gene expression in different cultivars over time and efficacy to bollworms are the main concern now a days, studies undertaken on Earias spp proved the concerned. Similarly the efficacy of […]

Neem can be used against the following pests (clicking on underlined pests takes you to pests’ page): African armyworm, African bollwom, Aphids, Banana weevil, Cabbage looper, Cabbage moth, Cabbage webworm, Coconut mite, Cutworms, Diamondback moth, Giant looper The neem tree has over 100 compounds with pesticidal properties. The best known […]

Cernuella virgata (Da Costa) Eupulmonata: Hygromiidae Distribution: European–Mediterranean Basin in origin, now in Australia (Baker 1986), where it occurs in NSW, SA, Tas., Vic. and WA but is most prevalent in SA (Hopkins et al. 2003). Pest status: Major, restricted, regular. Identification: The diameter of the shell of a mature snail ranges from 10 […]

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