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Solution Effective control of WBPH for higher productivity and income from paddy
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Last update: 19/10/2006
Summary
Most of the high yielding varieties of paddy are becoming susceptible to white backed plant hopper (WBPH) at vegetative and reproductive stages. Many times attack of this insect creates epidemic conditions by reducing paddy productivity to considerable levels. Farmers are not using any insecticide or using sub-standard unidentified insecticides to control this insect. Moreover, these chemicals are sprayed at latte stages when considerable damage has already been done. WBPH attacks the paddy crop at vegetative and reproductive stages so control of this insect at these stages is very crucial. Application of recommended levels of insecticides effectively control this insect and improve paddy productivity.
Contributed by person details Mrs. Shivani Yadav (CASA, TeleSupport India, SIKSA)
Challenge/Issue High infestation of white backed plant hopper (WBPH) at vegetative and reproductive stages results in low productivity of paddy.

Method
Farmersí practice of no control or use of unidentified sub-standard insecticides are replaced by the following treatments to control WBPH:
1. Monocrotophos 38 SL @ 1.0 litre/ha/spray at 50 and 70 days after transplanting.
2. Dimethoate @ 1.0 litre/ha/spray at 50 and 70 days after transplanting.
Lessons learned Application of Dimethoate @ 1.0 litre/ha/sparay after transplanting gives highest yield and generates maximum returns, followed by application of Monocrotophos 38 SL @ 1.0 litre/ha/spray at 50 and 70 days after transplanting.
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Telesupport Themes IPM
Role Person name
Describer person details Dr. Samar Singh
Describer person details Dr. Anurag Tiwari
Describer person details Dr. Dharam Bir Yadav
Role Organisation Acronym
Publisher organisation details Centre For Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture CASA
Network Organisation organisation details TeleSupport India Network TeleSupport India
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