Timely Measures Necessary To Protect Rice Crop From Insects

Timely measures necessary to protect rice crop from insects

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th August, 2016) : Rice growers have been advised to take timely measures to protect their crop from insect attack. A spokesman of the Punjab agriculture department said on Saturday, that stem worm, leaffolder were among those insects which severely harm the crop.

Stem worm usually attack on Basmati varieties whereas leaffolder attack on IRRI and Basmati varieties, he added. He said that comprehensive strategy should be adopted to get rid of these insects. Weekly pest scouting of rice crop should be carried out and agriculture experts recommended poisons should be used to kill the insects.