Chemical Control of Sugarcane Pests

Pests Insecticide
Early shoot borer, Chilo infuscatellus Snellen
Chlorpyriphos 20 Ec @ 5 lit/ ha as whorl application
Internode borer, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus(Kapur) Chemical control not feasible and ineffective
Top borer, Scirpophaga excerptalis Carbofuran 3G @ 1kg a.i/ha
Phorate 10G @ 3 kg a.i/ha as soil application
Stalk Borer, Chilo auricilius Dudgeon Chemical control not feasible and ineffective
Root borer, Emmalocera depressella Swinhoe Insecticides are not effective
Plassey borer, Chilo tumidicostalis Insecticides are not effective
Gurdsapur borer, Acigona steniellus (Hampson) Insecticides are not effective
Subteranean pests
Chlorpyriphos 20 EC @5 lit/ha as sett drenching. Sett soaking in lindane should be avoided to prevent germination loss. Confidor 4ml/10 lit of water as soil drenching
Holotrichia serrata
Heteronychus sp
Mixing insecticides with Farm Yard manure @100kg and applying in furrows to kill 1st instar larva.
Application of Chlorpyriphos in soil to kill adults
Sucking Pests
Pyrilla, Pyrilla perpusilla Wlk
No insecticides are applied to save its parasitiods
Sugarcane Woolly aphid, Ceratovacuna lanigera Zehnt Acephate 75 SP 2g / lit or Monocrotophos 36 EC 2ml /lit or Rogor 30EC 2ml /lit as spot application of infested clumps
Whitefly, Aleurolobus barodensis (Mask)
Neomaskellia bergii Sign.
Scale Insects, Melanaspis glomerata Green Insecticides not effective
Black bug Cavelerius sweeti ------

The list of Insecticides approved/ recommended by CIB&RC for sugarcane pests is provided in this link


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