International Sugar Journal

Management of sugarcane scale insect (Melanaspis glomerata Green) in North coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, India [Full subscriber]

The scale insect, Melanaspis glomerata Green is a major pest on sugarcane affecting both productivity of cane and quality of juice. In a field experiment with cane cv. 93 A 145 at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India, revealed that among the treatments, sett treatment with acephate 75 SP @1g/ lt for 15 minutes before planting + spraying acephate 75 SP @1g/lt twice at 30 days interval after detrashing the lowest 4 or 5 leaves just before the initial appearance of the pest was highly effective in reducing the incidence of scale insect (4.62%) as well as…

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