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How to control pink bollworm in cotton (61-90 days)

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10 July 2023, New Delhi: Central Institute for Cotton Research- Sirsa, Haryana has issued an advisory to the farmers to get higher yields of cotton crop. In this advice, cotton farmers have been told by the institute to save the crop from the outbreak of pink bollworm in 61-90 days crop and to control these insects.

Control of pink bollworm in cotton-

In case of pink bollworm infestation, chlorpyrifos 20 EC (1250 ml), or Thiodicarb 75 WP (560-1000 gm) or Quinolphos 20 SF (1250-2250 ml), or Profenophos 50 EC (1250-2000 ml) or Indoxacarb 14.5 EC (500 ml) or spray Emamectin Benzoate 5 SG (250 grams) per hectare.

Control of spotted bollworm and American bollworm in cotton-

Spinosad 45 SC (150 ml) or Flubendiamide 480 SC (American bollworm) (100 ml) or Indoxacarb 14.5 EC (500 ml) or Spinatoram 11.7 SC (425 ml) for control of spotted bollworm and American bollworm in native cotton and American cotton. Or spray Chlortraniliprole 18.5 SC (American bollworm) (150 ml) per hectare.

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