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MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS OF CARROT

Posted by Vanitha K on

Carrot may be infested by a relatively small number of damaging pest insect species that can reduce both quality and yield. Following are some of the major insect pests, which are limiting the production of carrots.

Aphids:

Symptoms:

  •  Aphids of nymphs and adults stage suck the plant sap usually on the young growing and succulent plant parts.
  •  The young leaves, stems, buds, flowers, fruits or peaches gets affected.
  • The plants which are attacked by aphids show the symptoms of twisted, curled or swollen branches, leaves and stems.




Management:

Spray with Actara-0.5gm/lt or Dhanpreet -0.5gm/lt+Econeem plus-1ml/lt   of water





Leaf hoppers (Plant hoppers):

Symptoms:

  • The wedge shaped pale green leafhoppers lay eggs on the leaves.
  • Later both adults and nymphs suck the sap from undersides of the leaves, from green stems and remove tissues from infested parts.
  • While infesting they secrete and leave toxic sticky saliva called honeydew that may cause sooty mold to develop.
  • The leaves of infested plants turn yellow with white spots,get twisted, and the plants become stunted.Under severe infestations the leaves may get burned which is often referred as “hopper burn”/"Tip burn”




  • Management:

    Spray with Sanvex sp-1.5-2gm/lt or Media-0.75-1ml/lt + Econeem plus-1ml/lt   of water





Carrot Weevils:

Symptoms:

  • Irregular dark grooves in zig-zag pattern on roots.
  • Leaves of the plant may yellow.
  • Adult insect is a dark colored beetle.
  • larvae are white to pinkish white C-shaped grubs with a yellow-brown head.




    Management:

    Spray with Alanto-2ml/lt or Solomon-1ml/lt +Econeem plus-1ml/lt of water






Created By: 

Vanitha K.

Associate subject matter expert

BigHaat Agro PVT

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  • I wanted to get more information about this pest infestation and came to find your blog. I liked all your suggestions and tips to manage these kind of pest infestation. Thank you for sharing this blog with us. It was very interesting to read.

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