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29  November 2018

Rust disease control in Wheat

Rust disease on plants is one of the common fungal diseases on wheat crop. Usually the rust disease is more prominent on cold, wet humid climates.

Rust disease management in wheat crop

The rust disease appears in yellow, orange, red, rust, brown, or black coloured powdery pustules on leaves, young shoots, and panicles.

Rust disease management in wheat crop

Plant growth, development and productivity are largely reduced. Plants wither and die back at severe infections.

Following sprays may be administered to manage the wheat rust disease

Kavach 2 gm /L + Spot 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

Rust disease management in wheat crop

Second after 10 days of the above spray

Zerox 0.5 mL/L + Bactosan 2 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

Rust disease management in wheat cropm

If required third spray

Nativo 0.5 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

 Rust disease management in wheat crop

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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28 November 2018

Brinjal fruit and shoot borer – Efficient control management

Brinjal Fruit and Shoot Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) is very important pest of brinjal crop.

Brinjal fruit and shoot borer 1This pest infests shoot as well as fruits. Brinjal fruit and shoot borer makes holes in shoots as well as in fruits.                  Brinjal shoot and fruit borer damage

The aesthetic value of the fruits are reduced because the fruits will be with holes.

Shoot and fruit borer damage in brinjal fruits 

Chemical sprays include  at weekly intervals

Marshal 2 mL/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

Brinjal fruit and shoot borer control in brinjal

Jashn 2 mL/L + Ecotin 0.5 mL/L

Chemical spray for Brinjal shoot and fruit borer

Coragen 10 mL/ 30 L of water + Neemark 1 % - 1 mL/L

 Chemical control of brinjal shoot and fruit borer

Water-trough pheromone traps may be used to mass trap male adult of Brinjal shoot and fruit borer with Leucinodes lures.

Non Chemical shoot and fruit borer management in brinjal

These pheromones traps trap the adult male moths (and not female ones) which reduces the fertilizing the eggs of female moths consequently reduce the carryover of pest.

Pheromone traps for the brinjal shoot and fruit borer management

25 – 30 traps per acre may be installed for efficient management of brinjal fruit and shoot borer.

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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27 November 2018

Protect Garden Pea and Chickpea crops from powdery mildew disease

 Peas and gram will infect by Powdery mildew diesase

Powdery mildew is fungal disease characterized by white, cottony patches (colonies) of mycelium and conidia (asexual spores) on the surface of the plant on both sides of the leaves.

  • Powdery mildew disease is more prominent in regions with high nitrogen fertilization.
  • Cool, moist weather conditions with high relative humidity more than 97% enhance germination of powdery mildew infection. 15oC to 22oC is the best range of temperatures for development of powdery mildew.
  • Most of the pulse crops and vegetable crops are affected by powdery mildews like Peas, Green gram, Black gram, Chick pea, tomato, Chilies, Capsicum, beans, carrot, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, melons, ..Etc.

Symptom of the disease

Powdery mildew disease on pea crop and chick pea

  • White powdery fungal growth on leaves, stalks of panicles, flowers and young fruits.
  • Flowers, fruit parts, pods drop prematurely with poor fruit set.
  • Leaves infected with powdery mildew may gradually turn completely yellow, die, and fall off.
  • Sometimes powdery mildew may cause the leaves to twist, buckle and distort.
  • Crops infected with powdery mildew will yield less with shortened production times and poorer quality.

 Foillowing sprays may be administered to manage Powdery mildew on Pea crop and chickpea and other crops

1st Spray

Contaf plus 2 gm/L + V-Kure 2 gm/L + Raccolto Spraywell 1 mL/L

Powdery mildew disease control in Peas and chickpea crops1

 after 8 days 2 nd spray

Elixir 3 ml/L + Econeem plus – 1 % - 1 mL/L

Powdery mildew disease control in Peas and chickpea crops2

 and if required 3 rd spray

Treat 10 gm/L + Bactosan 2 gm/L

 Powdery mildew disease control in Peas and chickpea crops

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

 

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26 November 2018

Organic control of Gram pod borer in Channa [Chickpea or Bengal gram]

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is widely grown pulse crop in India. Pod borer in Channa or Bengal Gram

Gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera is the severe pest of Chick pea at pod stage. Lepidopteran pest Helicoverpa armigera

Pod borer in Bengal gram

Organically this pest can be controlled by advance application of biological agents at flowering stage and pod setting stage.

Bacillus thuringeinsis [Bt] bacteria may be sprayed in cooler hours of the day two times at 15 days interval. 1 % neem oil also may be mixed with to Bt for killing eggs of gram pod borer on the leaves.

Delfin WG  1 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

 Organic Control of Gram pod borer on Bengal Gram

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

 

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24 November 2018

Protect Potato crop from Late blight Disease in winter season

Solanaceous crops include tomato, pepper, eggplant (Brinjal), white and red potatoes. Fungus Phytophthora infestans causes late blight disease on potato.

Late blight disease management in Potato Crop

Symptoms of the disease

Late blight disease symptoms and management in Potato Crop

Irregular shaped brown water-soaked lesions on young leaves under humid cold conditions

The leaves become shrivel necrotic and die eventually.

Brown lesions can occur on stems and leaf pedicels

The fungus can also infect potato tuber, tomato fruit causing circular greasy lesions. 

The disease can be controlled chemically and also using bio control agents. Bio control agents need to be precautionary.

Chemical control

Phytoalexin 4 mL/L + Blitox 2 gm/L OR

Late blight disease management in Potato Crop by sprays 1

Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Kavach 1.5 gm/L

Late blight disease management in Potato Crop with sprays

Organic Biocontrol:

Treat 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 mL/L

Organic Late blight disease management in Potato Crop

 

 K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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21 November 2018

Effective controlling of Papaya Ring Spot Virus on Papaya Crop

 Symptoms of the disease:

  • Top leaves begin to have yellow mosaic in the leaf blade and green oily streaks appear on the stem and petiole of younger leaves.
  • This ring spots appear on flowers and fruits.
  • Can cause production loss between 5-100% depending on the age in which the plant is affected.
  • The disease is said to be transmitted from plant to plant by aphids.

 Papaya ring spot viral infection on Papaya plants

Spray combinations for effective control

  1. First Spray :

Blitox 2gm/L + Plantomycin 0.5 gm/L + Magnum Mn   0.5 gm/L + Ahaar 2 mL/L

 Control papaya ring spot virus disease on papaya plants spray

  1. Second Spray after 7 – 8 days

Asataf 2 gm/ L + Kavach 2 gm/L + Magnum Mn 0.5 gm/L + Econeem plus  1% -  1 mL/L + Ampoxcilin 1 gm/L

 Control of papaya ring spot virus disease on papaya plants spray

  1. Third Spray after 7 – 8 days

Anant 0.5 gm/L + Magnum Mn 0.5 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L + Avtar 2 gm/L

 Controll of papaya ring spot virus disease on papaya plants spray

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

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17 November 2018

Gummy stem blight disease of watermelon crop – Control measures

 Gummy stem blight on watermelon crop control

Didymella bryoniae fungus causes gummy stem blight of cucurbits.  Gummy stem blight (GSB) is a major disease of many cucurbits, including watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, pumpkin, squash and other melons. 

 

Symptoms:

  • Spots on Leaves, stem canker, vine wilt and black fruit rot.

Gummy stem blight disease on watermeoln leaves

  • Lesions are observed on leaves with water-soaked areas may have a chlorotic halo, which later turns light brown and; leaves can be dried. and fruit usually begin as spreading

Gummy stem blight disease on stem of watermelongummy stem blight disease on  watermelon plot

  • Dark black or brown coloured sunken lesions on leaves with rottening will be observed
  • Spots at the joints on stems often elongate into streaks and have gummy material exdutaing outside from the wounds. The spots vary in size and colour according to crop.

Gummy stem blight infection on stem and exudate of gum Gummy stem blight infection symptoms on fruit

 

Sprays recommended for control of gummy stem blight disease on watermelon crop

Ridomil gold 2 gm / L+ Plantomycin 0.5 gm / L

Spray for controlling gummy stem blight disease on cucurbits and watermelon

after 10 days second spray

Phytoalexin 4 mL/L + Kavach 2 gm/L

Spray for controlling gummy stem blight disease on cucurbits and watermelons

and third spray if required

Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Spot 10 gm/L

 Spray for controlling gummy stem blight disease on cucurbits& watermelons

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

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13 November 2018

Transform poor quality irrigation water to high quality irrigation water

 Quality Irrigation water

Irrigation water quality is the most critical factor for production of any crops. Water quality is determined by most important factors like alkalinity, pH and soluble salts. Several other factors also need to be considered like hard water salts such as calcium and magnesium or heavy metals that can clog irrigation systems and presence of toxic ions.

 Good quality irrigation water verses poor quality irrigation water

  • Poor quality water may be responsible for slow growth, poor aesthetic quality of the crop and, in some cases, can even result in the gradual death of the plants.
  • High soluble salts can directly injure roots, interfering with water and nutrient uptake.
  • Salts can accumulate in plant leaf margins, causing burning of the edges.
  • Water with high alkalinity can adversely affect the pH of the growing medium, interfering with nutrient uptake and causing nutrient deficiencies which reduce plant health.

 Solution to improve irrigation water quality

  • Water structuring technology may be adapted in agriculture to overcome the poor quality irrigation water, and improve the quality of water used at various stages of agricultural enterprises.

 Difference of good quality irrigation water and poor quality irrigation water

https://www.bighaat.com/products/upvc-irrigation-water-structuring-unit

 Good quality irrigation water from structured water unit Good quality water out from water structuring unit

  • Crystal blue water structuring units can be fitted to the water sources to structure the poor quality agricultural water to fine good quality water. The crops grown after the structured water use, the farmers have harvested upto 10 fold higher yield.

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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09 November 2018

Control Rust Fungal Disease on Agricultural Crops

 Rust disease on plants is one of the common fungal diseases. Usually the rust disease is more prominent on cold, wet humid climates. Rust disease invades many economically important plant species like beans, wheat, grapes, sugarcane, rose, chrysanthemum, marigold and many vegetable crops.

Rust Fungal disease on leaves

The rust disease appears in yellow, orange, red, rust, brown, or black coloured powdery pustules on leaves, young shoots, and fruits. Plant growth, development and productivity are largely reduced. Plants wither and die back at severe infections.

 Kavach  2 gm/L + Spot 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicidehttps://www.bighaat.com/products/spot-bio-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

 Spray for rust disease on crops

OR

Zerox 0.5 mL/L + Bactosan 2 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/indofil-zerox-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/bactosan-bio-stimulanthttps://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

 rust disease control on crops

OR

Nativo 0.5 gm/L +  Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/nativo + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

 Effective control of Rust disease on crops

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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1 November 2018

Bacterial canker disease on Tomato crop - Control measures

Bacterial canker disease is the foliar infection by bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. Michiganensis. High moisture conditions in the plant canopy due to rain, fog, dew. The congenial temperature for the bacteria to infect and multiply is 24°C- 32°C.

Bacteria may infect leaves, stems, flowers and fruit with following symptoms

  • Distinctive black leaf edges may be found on the infected leaves.
  • At severe infections a thin yellow border is present between the dead leaf margins and healthy tissue of the leaves.

Bacterial Canker on Tomato leaf and fruit Bactrerial canker yellowing of leaf edge of tomato

  • Light brown coloured streaks may be visible on the outside of the stem which later these may turn black dark colour and break open into cankers.
  • When stem are squeezed Yellow ooze may exude from a cut stem.
  • On fruits small spots with light brown centres, surrounded by a greasy white halo 3-6 mm in diameter may be visible popularly known as bird's-eye spots.
  • Bacterial canker disease may also cause a darkening of the vascular tissues inside the fruit.Bacterial canker disease on tomato fruit

Management Sprays

  • Kavach 2 gm/L + Plantomycin 0.5 gm/l + Ampoxycillin 1 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/plantomycin-bactericide-aries-agro + https://www.bighaat.com/products/ampoxcilin-chelated-multi-micro-nutrient-fertilizer 

Tomato bacterial canker control spray

After 6-7 days second spray with

  • Blitox 2 gm/L + Bactosan 3 gm/L + Ahaar 2 mL/L

 

https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-blitox-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/collections/west-coast-rasayan-international/products/bactosan-bio-stimulant + https://www.bighaat.com/products/ahaar-plant-nutrient

 Tomato bacterial canker control spray 2

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

 

 

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

 

 

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29 October 2018

Control Downy Mildew disease of Watermelon crop

 watermelon

Downy mildew disease is caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis and is one of the most important foliar diseases of watermelon crop. High moisture in atmosphere and on the foliage favours the disease and result in major losses to watermelon and mmelon crops.

  • Initially the small, irregular to angular, slightly chlorotic areas are visible on the upper surface of the leaves.
  • Symptoms of the disease appear first on older leaves and later progresses to younger leaves as they expand.

Downy1

  • Humidity and leaf wetness is favorable the spores multiply fast and fast forming lesions, at under side of the leaves giving downy appearance, with grayish blue colour.
  • Larger sized lesions will cover the entire leaves and many times at peak disease severity the leaves will drop off.

Following sprays may be administered for the management of Downy mildew disease on watermelon crop

1. Kavach 2 gm/L + Ampoxcillin 1 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/ampoxcilin-chelated-multi-micro-nutrient-fertilizer

and after a week

2. Ridomil gold 2 gm/L + Kitoguard 2 mL/L 

https://www.bighaat.com/products/ridomill-gold-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/kitoguard-fungicide

 

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26 October 2018

MANAGEMENT OF THRIPS IN CAPSICUM CROPS

 Capsicum

Sap sucking insects like thrips, aphids and whiteflies are common insects infest capsicum plants. Among these pests thrips infestation is more prominent and tough to manage. Leaf curling upward is the most common symptoms of thrips damage, where the leaves turn pale green due to loss of green pigment after sucking by thrips.

Thrips damage

Thrips are slightly yellow coloured small sized (1–2 mm long) sucking pests and very mobile. Both the adult and nymph stages of thrips suck sap from the leaves, stems and fruits. The damaged young apical leaves curl upwards. The thrips infested stems and fruits become hard. Reports also say that some of viral diseases are also spread through the thrips.

 Thrips insect

Spray with following combinations at 5 day intervals

First Spray:

Delegate 0.5 mL/L + Econeem Plus 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/delegate-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

Spray1

Second SprayTracer 0.375 mL/L + Econeem Plus 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*tracer* + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

Spray2

Third SprayPhoskill 1.5 mL/L + Asataf 1.05 gm/l

 https://www.bighaat.com/products/upl-phoskill-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/asataf-insecticide

Spray3

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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23 October 2018

Improve quality, nutrition and taste of fruits

fruit

Fruits are consumed for the flavor, taste and nutritional disorders. Inherent fruit quality parameters, such as sugar and acid content, ripening and storability, and external fruit quality parameters, such as color, form, stage of growth and firmness, are dependent on nutrients supplied to the crops like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, Boron and magnesium.

Frut Fruitsw

  • Spraying of potassium and boron nutrients at fruit development and maturation stage improves the marketable quality of fruits’ by increasing firmness and sugar content, and fruit nutritional quality by increasing ascorbic acid, beta-carotene and potassium levels.
  • Nitrogen is also required for the increase in fruit size.
  • Fruits with a high level of calcium have lower respiration rates have longer storage life than fruits with low levels of calcium.

Two sprays at 7 days interval may be administered at the fruit development stage which helps in increase of size in fruits and yield nutritionally flavored high taste fruits.

  1. https://www.bighaat.com/products/calcium-nitrate-fertilizer + https://www.bighaat.com/products/ampoxcilin-chelated-multi-micro-nutrient-fertilizer

  Spray1

  1. https://www.bighaat.com/products/npk-13-00-45potassium-nitratewater-soluble-fertilizer +https://www.bighaat.com/products/madhulxin-sugar-enhancer + https://www.bighaat.com/products/boron-20

Spray2

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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20 October 2018

Management of Blossom End Rot Disease of Fruits of Vegetable and Fruit crops

 The Blossom End rot Disease is a physiological problem occurs in highly succulent fruits of vegetable and fruit crops.

END rot

Disorder or Disease conditions

  • The occurrence depends on various environmental conditions; especially those affect the supply of water and calcium in the developing fruits.
  • Initially a small, water-soaked spot appears which enlarges and darkens rapidly as the fruits develop.
  • The spot enlarges until it covers up to one third to one-half of the entire fruit surface from distal ends of the fruits or even inflorescence.
  • Later the lesions soon dry out and become flattened, black, and leathery in appearance and texture.
  • This disease does not spread from plant to plant in the field, or from fruit to fruit.

End Rot1

Controlling Measures

Blossom end rot can be managed by maintaining adequate supplies of moisture and calcium to the developing fruits. Soil applications as basal dose, Fertigation at developing stages and more frequent foliar applications with calcium containing products may control the Blossom End Rot disease.

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Soil application with Soil grade Calcium Nitrate.

10 kg as basal application and 15 kg per acre at the 40 days after transplanting

5 kg Fertigation at 35 days after transplanting and after that every 20 days once

 Spray with Foliar grade Calcium Nitrate 2 3- 4 gm/L every 15 days 20 days after transplanting

 https://www.bighaat.com/products/calcium-nitrate-fertilizer

 CN

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

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17 October 2018

Fast decomposition of Farm wastes to high nutritive Compost

The compost as a soil conditioner regulates the soil pH by maintaining the soil micro organisms’ health. Compost also provides vital nutrients to plant roots, adds vital humus or humic acids to the soil. Compost improves the water and nutrient holding capacity of the soil, by increasing the soil porosity and bulk density.

Compost

Compost quality should be good to get more benefits to the crops when applied to the soil. Usually organic matter and other waste solid materials are metabolized by microorganisms in presence of moisture and temperature. Natural decomposing at pits or heaps, the time taken to decompose is more than two three months for complete composting.

Compost

Composting speed can be increased by treating the waste materials with waste decomposer. The time taken to decompose is decreased by half the time. Use waste decomposer to make composting fast and increase the nutritive value of compost.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/organic-waste-decomposer

Decomposer

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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13 October 2018

Avoid death of Germinating Seedlings or Damping off disease

Sudden death of seedlings or Damping off is a disease often caused by soil-borne fungus. Seeds sown into the soil while germinating are killed by the damping-off fungal disease before emerging out of the ground.Damping off

Young seedlings may be drenched with the following combinations. These combinations will not only protect the seedlings form fungal attack but also provide the required growth promoting substances for the better growth and yield of the crops.

Ridomet 0.75 gm/L + Plantomycin 0.75 gm/L + Calhume 4 mL/L 250 mL per plant can be drenched twice at 10 days interval with Biological treatment in between two applications.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/ridomet-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/plantomycin-bactericide-aries-agro    + https://www.bighaat.com/products/calhume-camson-humic-acid

Damping off 1

Biological application with: Treat 10 – 15 gm/L + bactosan 5 gm/L + Calhume 4 mL/L  250 mL per plant .

https://www.bighaat.com/products/treat-bio-fungicide+ https://www.bighaat.com/products/bactosan-bio-stimulant + https://www.bighaat.com/products/calhume-camson-humic-acid

  Damping off 2

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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08/October 2018

Manage Powdery mildew Disease in crops Organically

 Powdery mildew is fungal disease characterized by white, cottony patches (colonies) of mycelium and conidia (asexual spores) on the surface of the plant on both sides of the leaves. Most of the vegetable crops are affected by powdery mildews, like tomato, Chilies, Capsicum, beans, beets, carrot, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, melons, ..Etc

 Pwdery

Symptom of the disease is the white powdery fungal growth on leaves, stalks of panicles, flowers and young fruits.Flowers and fruits drop prematurely & even no fruit set.

 https://www.bighaat.com/products/elixir-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

 Spray 1

Second spray

https://www.bighaat.com/products/treat-bio-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/bactosan-bio-stimulant

 Spray2

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

 

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06/ October 2018

Manage Late blight Disease of Tomato

Late blight disease is more severe at moist cooler season.This disease is caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The symptoms are irregular shaped water-soaked lesions are found on young leaves at the top part of the plant. Lesions become brown and pathogen sporulation can be seen under humid cold conditions. The leaves shrivel, become necrotic and die eventually.  Lesions can occur on stems and leaf pedicels which will be brown. The fungus can also infect fruit causing circular greasy lesions. Tomato fruit remain firm but spots eventually become leathery and chocolate brown and can enlarge to cover the entire fruit.

Tomato Late blight

The disease can be controlled chemically and also using bio control agents. Bio control agents need to be precautionary.

Chemical control

Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Kavach 1.5 gm/L OR Phytoalexin 4 mL/L + Blitox 2 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*Ridomet* + https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicide

First

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/collections/chemical-fungicides/products/phytoalexin-84-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-blitox-fungicide

Late blight 2

Biocontrol:

Treat 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/treat-bio-fungicide  + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

Late blight3

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/spot-bio-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*Bactosan*

 LB 4

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04 October 2018

Boost the growth of the young seedlings

Young seedlings when transplanted required to grow well to yield better. Many times the young plants show poor growth and development with respect to root and foliage. The growth of both roots and foliage can be boosted by supplying growth regulating nutrients. For better root proliferation, growth regulators can be drenched to root zone and for foliage development growth promoting nutrients can be sprayed.    

Seedling

For Drenching:

Humesol – 5 mL/L and drench about 50 mL – 100 mL of mixture and for Fertigation 1 litre per acre in 500 litre water. Two to three drenchings may be given.

Humesol can also be mixed with fertilisers as a coat and applied to soil.500 mL of Hume sol wit 50 kg any conventional fertilizer.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/humesol-fungicide

Drench

For Foliar application as spray

Nutribulid Zinc EDTA 12 % 0.5 gm/L + PhytoZyme 2 mL/L    after 15 days

https://www.bighaat.com/products/dow-nutribuild-zn-edta-12-chelate-250-gms + https://www.bighaat.com/products/gibrax-phytozyme-growth-regulator

Spray1

Ahaar 2 mL/L + Optimus 1 mL/L of water spray will also help in increasing the number of flowers at flowering stage.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/ahaar-plant-nutrient + https://www.bighaat.com/products/optimus-growth-promoter

 spray2

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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01 October 2018

Manage leaf miners on crops

Leaf miners are small insect larvae which burrow in between the leaf layers of soft succulent leaved crops. Adult insects lay eggs in leaves and larvae hatch out and feed tissues in between leaf surfaces, creating a hollow track or "mine" without any proper straight way

LM

Following sprays may control

Econeem plus 1 % 1 mL/L OR OR Neemark 2 mL/L + Trifos 2 mL/L .

https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm + https://www.bighaat.com/products/trifos-40-insecticide

LM 1

Dupont benevia 200 mL per acre spray at 20 to 25 days of crop

https://www.bighaat.com/products/benevia-1

LM2

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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29 September 2018

Control Downy Mildew disease of plants

 Downy mildew caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis is one of the most important foliar diseases of vegetable crops. High moisture in atmosphere and on the foliage favours the disease and result in major losses to cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkin, watermelon, grapes and papaya.

Downy

Initially the small, irregular to angular, slightly chlorotic areas are visible on the upper surface of the leaves. Symptoms of the disease appear first on older leaves and later progresses to younger leaves as they expand. Humidity and leaf wetness is favorable the spores multiply fast and fast forming lesions, at under side of the leaves giving downy appearance, with grayish blue colour. Larger sized lesions will cover the entire leaves and many times at peak disease severity the leaves will drop off.

 https://www.bighaat.com/products/ridomet-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/spot-bio-fungicide

 Downy 1

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/phytoalexin-84-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicide +

 Downy 2

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24 September 2018

Manage Late blight Disease of Tomato

Late blight disease is more severe at moist cooler season. This disease is caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The symptoms are irregular shaped water-soaked lesions are found on young leaves at the top part of the plant. Lesions become brown and pathogen sporulation can be seen under humid cold conditions. The leaves shrivel, become necrotic and die eventually.  Lesions can occur on stems and leaf pedicels which will be brown. The fungus can also infect fruit causing circular greasy lesions. Tomato fruit remain firm but spots eventually become leathery and chocolate brown and can enlarge to cover the entire fruit.

Tomato Late blight

The disease can be controlled chemically and also using bio control agents. Bio control agents need to be precautionary.

Chemical control

Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Kavach 1.5 gm/L OR Phytoalexin 4 mL/L + Blitox 2 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*Ridomet* + https://www.bighaat.com/products/kavach-fungicide

First

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/collections/chemical-fungicides/products/phytoalexin-84-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-blitox-fungicide

Late blight 2

Biocontrol:

Treat 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/treat-bio-fungicide  + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

Late blight3

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/spot-bio-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*Bactosan*

 LB 4

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20 September 2018

Increase the chilli yield

Chilli crop is grown as rain fed and irrigated crop in India. Chilli crop is harvested as both green vegetable and also dried chilies. The pungency of the chilli is one of the important quality parameter factors and more yield of the crop is also considered for good crop. Like other vegetable crops chili crop also requires the inputs for the growth and development. There is definitely significant increase of yield and improved quality parameters of the chilli crop when supplemented with special growth promoting substances like micronutrients and other plant bio activators.

 Soil Applications:

Humicas 2 L  [mix with DAP or Any complex fertilizers or apply through DRIP irrigation] + 5 – 10 kg Aries multi micronutrient fertilizer

https://www.bighaat.com/products/humicas + https://www.bighaat.com/products/aries-agromin-micro-nutrient-fertilizer

 Humica MN

Spray Applications:

During developmental stage: 10 to 15 days after transplanting

Optimus 1.5 mL/L + Multimax 2 gm /L boosts the growth and increases branches

https://www.bighaat.com/products/optimus-growth-promoter + https://www.bighaat.com/products/multimax-nutrient

 Chilli Spray1

Before flowering stage: 20-25 days after transplanting

Gibrax SP 186 1 gm/L + Boron 20 - 1 gm/L INCREASES flowers and fruit setting

https://www.bighaat.com/products/gibrax-sp186-growth-regulator + https://www.bighaat.com/products/boron-20

 Chill spray2

During fruit stage :

Nutribuild 2 gm/L + Ahaar 2 mL/ L – improves the quality of the fruits [ Provides shiny appearance], increases size and pungency of the fruits. Also improves the keeping quality.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/dow-nutribuild-mix-edta-12-chelate-250-gms +   https://www.bighaat.com/products/ahaar-plant-nutrient

 Chilli spray3

Note : All the above products can be added along with other plant protection agents during regular sprays

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14 September 2018

Management of Yellow Stem borer in Paddy

The larvae of stem borer bore at the base of the plants during the vegetative stage. The yellow stem borer pest infestation is more prominent in deepwater rice with continuous flooding.

  • Dead tillers or Dead hearts that can be easily pulled from the base during the vegetative stages
  • Whiteheads during reproductive stage making emerging panicles whitish and unfilled or empty.
  • Tiny holes are seen on the stems and tillers
  • The damaged stems will be filled with Frass or fecal matters

PSB

Dead hearts and whiteheads symptoms are also confused with damages caused by rats, neck blast, and black bug diseases. For clear confirmation one should check for infestations at different stages. Stems or tillers may be pulled out and cut open for larvae and pupae to confirm stem borer damage.

Caldon 2 gm/ L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/caldan-50-sp-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm

SB1OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/coragen-dupont + https://www.bighaat.com/products/dow-spraywell-surfactant-adjuvant

SB2OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-jashn-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/active-gold-neem-oil  

SB 3

To control stem borers insects of paddy in addition to the foliar spray the granulated insecticides may be applied like Cover insecticide 4 kg per acre. 

https://www.bighaat.com/products/cover-insecticide

SB4

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14 September 2018

Manage Papaya Ring Spot  and Leaf curl Viral Diseases

Papaya Ring Spot viral infections common virus disease for Papaya. The affected plants become stunted in growth, show yellow mottling and distortion of leaves. Leaf petioles bend down and tendril like structures are formed from the leaves. All these development ultimately lead to the death of the plant. Diseased plants yield little or no crop. Several species of aphids act as vector in transmitting the disease.

PRSV

Papaya leaf curl virus is also one of the viral diseases observed on leaves of papaya plant. The leaves are severely affected and show symptoms of curling, crinkling and distortion of leaves accompanied by vein clearing and reduction in leaf size. The affected plants either do not flower or bear a few fruits only. The disease is transmitted through grafting and by white fly.

 Curl virus

The viral infected crops must be sprayed [4 times in weekly intervals along with other plant protection products] Following spray may be administered to manage viral infections in papaya crop.

V- Bind 3 mL/L or Viral out 2 gm/L + Magnum Mn 0.5 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/v-bind OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/viral-out-anti-viral-remedy + https://www.bighaat.com/products/multiplex-magnum-mn

Viral infections

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06 September 2018

Management of Ginger leaf diseases

Ginger plants’ leaves are primarily infected with fungal infections. Bacteria infections may be also evident as secondary infections. 

This type of infections is usual when high moisture is associated with low and higher temperatures. The fungicidal spray with antibiotics may help to reduce the infections. Two sprays need to be made for the effective control.

First Spray

Saaf 2 gm/L + Plantomycin 0.5 gm/L + Downutribuild 1.5 gm/L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/upl-saaf-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/plantomycin-bactericide-aries-agro + https://www.bighaat.com/products/dow-nutribuild-mix-edta-12-chelate-250-gmshttps://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm

after 10 days Second spray

Blitox 2 gm/L + Bactosan 3 gm/L + Optimus 2 mL/L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L

 https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-blitox-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/bactosan-bio-stimulant https://www.bighaat.com/products/optimus-growth-promoter  +   https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm

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03September 2018

Manage mites on chilli crop

Mites are tiny, spider-like creatures found underneath the leaf surfaces. The yellow tea mites or broad mites are most common in chilli and capsicum crops. Red mites are also usual in these crops. The adults of mites are eight legged while the larvae are six legged. Mites can be easily dispersed by wind and their populations normally build up during the dry weather. Both adults and larvae suck sap from the leaves resulting in the leaves curling downwards. In severe infestation, commonly the scars appear on the stem and fruit skin.

mktes infestations

Following sprays may me administered to kill all types of mite infestations  on chilli crop effectively

Maiden – mL/L + Calmyte 1 mL/L + Neemark 1 mL/L 

OR Magister 2 mL/L + Calmyte 2 mL/L + Ahaar 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/maiden-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm   

mites

OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/magister-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/calmite-bio-insecticide-100-ml?variant=41949598483   

 mites 2

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31 Aug 2018

Management of Paddy leaf folder

The early stage of paddy crop is infested by common insects such as the leaf folder, whorl maggot and armyworms.

Leaf folder caterpillars live inside the leaf folds and feed inside the folded leaf creating longitudinal white and transparent streaks. Larvae fold the leaf around themselves and attach the leaf margins together with silk strands. Paddy leaf folders occur more abundant during the rainy seasons in all paddy environments. They are more common in shady areas and areas where fields are fertilized heavily. The incidence of paddy leaf folder insects is year round in tropical climates and in temperate climates the infestation is restricted to May to October.

Usual symptoms:

  • Whitish streaks which are longitudinal  and transparent on infested leaves
  • Leaves are folded tube like.
  • Scorching in patches with many folded leaves when infested heavily with paddy leaf folders.

Caldon 2 gm/ L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L or Econeem plus 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-jashn-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/active-gold-neem-oil OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide  paddy leaf folder

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28 Aug 2018

Increase Flowers and Bolls in Cotton

Cotton crop yield is dependent on the flower initiation and boll setting. Better flowering leads to better pollination; better pollination leads to better fertilization; better fertilization ends in better boll formation. More number of bolls ends in higher cotton fibre production and can harvest higher yields. In spite of soil applications with nutrients and growth regulators, foliar applications with plant nutrients; plant growth regulators will increase the number of flowers and supports improved pollination and boll setting.

Spray of GIBRAX SP 186 1 gm/L + BORON 20 - 1 gm/L to increase the number of flowers. These products can be used differently at crop growth and developmental stages.

To purchase the above products click on links 

https://www.bighaat.com/products/gibrax-sp186-growth-regulator + https://www.bighaat.com/products/boron-20  OR Missed Call To :1800-3000-2434

cotton flowers

 

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23 Aug 2018

STOP FLOWER AND FRUIT DROPPING IN CUCUMBER

Fruit dropping in poly house in cucumber has got different reasons

  1. High moisture or less moisture in the soil.
  2. Fungal infections like Powdery mildew or Downy mildew.
  3. Boron nutrient Deficiency.
  4. Extreme temperatures un- suitable for fertilization of flowers to fruits

Check out for moisture in soil and atmosphere; temperature extremities and also go for the two sprays to keep away diseases and supplement the required nutrients for proper flower and fruit setting.

First spray:

Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Confidor 0.5 mL/L + Boron 20 1 gm/L + Neemark 300 ppm 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/ridomet-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/confidor + https://www.bighaat.com/products/boron-20  + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-300-ppm

flower drop

Second spray after a week time

Avtar 2 gm/L + Anant 0.5 gm/L + Ahaar 2 mL/L + Neemark 300 ppm 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/indofil-avtar-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/anant-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/ahaar-plant-nutrient + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-300-ppm

Flowerd rop in Cucumber

Above sprays may be sprayed for the control of flower dropping or abortion. The combinations will control sucking pests like thrips, aphids; powdery, downy mildew and other fungal diseases; also supplement some essential nutrients for better flower initiation and fruit setting

 

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21-Aug-2018

Management of Pink Bollworm in cotton crop

Cotton bolls can be effectively protected from pink bollworm by spraying insecticides at 10 days interval till the effective boll formation. When Bt. cotton was released the pink boll worms’ incidence was negligible, over a period of years pink boll worm species have developed resistance and resurgence. Even though the cotton crop grown is Bt. varieties the incidence of pink boll worm is maximum.

Chemical control with Rilon 0.5 gm/L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L found to effectively control the pink boll worms in the cotton.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/rilon-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm

Cotton boll worm

Trap crop: Five rows of non- Bt seeds can be sown at the borders and these plants will attract the Pink bollworms. Here the population of pink bollworms will be more on trap crop non Bt plants with minimum incidence on main Bt varieties.

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18th August

MANAGE THRIPS IN CHILLI CROP

Chilli crop is infested mostly by sap sucking insects which include the thrips, aphids and whiteflies and sometimes boring insects, mainly the fruit borers. Obviously these pest damage symptoms are on the leaves and fruits. Leaf curls is common during these pest infestations.

Thrips are slightly yellow coloured small sized (1–2 mm long) sucking pests and very mobile. Both the adult and nymph stages of thrips suck sap from the leaves, stems and fruits. The damaged young apical leaves curl upwards. The thrips infested stems and fruits become hard. Reports also say that some of viral diseases are also spread through the thrips.

Spray with

Delegate 0.5 mL/L + Econeem plus 1% 1 mL/L

OR Tracer 0.375 mL/L  + Econeem plus 1% 1 mL/L

or Phoskill 1.5 mL/L + Asataf 1.05 gm/l

https://www.bighaat.com/products/delegate-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide 

thrips 1

OR https://www.bighaat.com/search?type=product&q=*tracer* + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

thrips 2

OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/upl-phoskill-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/asataf-insecticide

 thrips 3

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16th August 2018

MANAGE VIRAL INFECTIONS IN PLANTS

In vegetable crops, Cucurbits and fruit crops like Papaya viral infections are common. It was observed when these crops were supplemented with ammonia-cal form nitrogen, the viral infections was increased. The similar crops supplemented with Nitrate form of nitrogen viral infections were minimum.

Surprisingly the viral infected crops, when sprayed [4 times in weekly intervals along with other plant protection products] with Manganese nutrient the further symptoms of viral infections was gradually reduced. This was observed in above mentioned crops for 4 seasons. Following sprays may be administered to manage viral infections in vegetable and fruit crops.

V- Bind 3 mL/L OR Viral out 1.5 gm/L with Magnum Mn 0.5 gm/L may reduce the viral infections.

https://www.bighaat.com/products/v-bind OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/viral-out-anti-viral-remedy + https://www.bighaat.com/products/multiplex-magnum-mn

viral infections

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13 th August 2018

MANAGE APHIDS ON COTTON AND OTHER CROPS

Aphids are sucking soft-bodied insects that suck the plant. Aphids colonise on the undersides of tender terminal leaves and twigs. Severe infestation of aphids will cause sooty mould [Black powder] sometimes can wilt or turn yellow due excessive sap removal. High succulent crops are susceptible to aphids’ infestation. Green leafy vegetables, flower crops, cotton, tomato, groundnut crop.. etc are more prone to aphids infestation.

Management

Spray of Neemark 1% or Econeem plus  @ 1 ml/litre OR  Acetamiprid(Prime) 0.5 g/litre OR   Spinosad  (Tracer) 0.35 ml/litre

https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/prime-acetamaprid-insecticide OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/tracer-insecticide

10 th August 2018

MANAGE ARMY WORMS IN MAIZE

Army worm incidence has been reported on maize crop in Indian states. Armyworms usually feed at night and damage corn by chewing leaves. They prefer to feed on the succulent leaves in the whorl first. Feeding is usually confined to leaf margins, but occasionally they may strip the entire plant leaving only the midrib of the leaves.

During the day, armyworms are found in the soil or underneath ground cover. Ragged leaf feeding in the spring and early summer is evidence of armyworm feeding. Corn/Maize can usually recover from light to moderate feeding by armyworm without significant yield loss. However, severe damage, particularly if the growing bud is injured, can cause significant loss in yield.

Following chemicals may be used to kill the pest. Spraying in the evening will be effective since they come out to feed in the night times.

Coragen 0.33 mL/L OR Rilon 0.5 gm/L + Neemark 1 % 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/coragen-dupont OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/rilon-insecticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/neemark-neem-pesticide-10000-ppm

 OR 

The army worm will be dwelling in the soil and will be coming out to feed the baiting technique may be an effective method to kill them. As the bait has attractant jaggery the larvae gets attracted to jaggery, feed on the bait mixture and will be killed avoiding them to feed on the corn. Bait mixture must be evenly broadcasted evenly all over the maize plot.

The process of baiting can be a mixture of 3 components,

  1. Poison (Insecticide): 2. Carrier or base (Rice bran), and Attractant (Jaggery) at ratio of 1:10:1. Mix all the items with given ratio to prepare the bait mixture.

The poison may a stomach poison insecticide can be used like Malathion or Phoskill

https://www.bighaat.com/products/malathion-50-e-c-insecticide OR https://www.bighaat.com/products/upl-phoskill-insecticide

 OR

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8 th August 2018

MANAGEMENT OF LATE BLIGHT DISEASE OF Tomato and SOLANACEOUS CROPS

Solanaceous crops include tomato, pepper, eggplant (Brinjal), white and red potatoes. Late blight disease is severe disease for this family.  This disease is caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The symptoms are irregular shaped water-soaked lesions are found on young leaves at the top part of the plant. Lesions become brown and pathogen sporulation can be seen under humid cold conditions. The leaves shrivel, become necrotic and die eventually shrivel.  Lesions can occur on stems and leaf pedicels which will be brown. The fungus can also infect potato tuber, tomato fruit causing circular greasy lesions.  In case of tomato fruit remain firm but spots eventually become leathery and chocolate brown and can enlarge to cover the entire fruit.

The disease can be controlled chemically and also using bio control agents. Bio control agents need to be precautionary.

Chemical control

Phytoalexin 4 mL/L + Blitox 2 gm/L OR Ridomet 0.5 gm/L + Kavach 1.5 gm/L

https://www.bighaat.com/collections/chemical-fungicides/products/phytoalexin-84-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/tata-rallis-blitox-fungicide

Biocontrol:

Treat 10 gm/L + Econeem plus 1 mL/L

https://www.bighaat.com/products/treat-bio-fungicide  + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide

4th August 2018

INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF THE INSECTICIDAL SPRAY

Insecticides are applied to manage many insect pests on the plants and plant parts. Insecticides are mixed or dissolved in water and then sprayed on the plants. The pH of the spray solution mixed with insecticides is also an important factor for the best insect pest control.

Recent insect control with same molecules at same places with different spray water sources has yielded different results. If the pH of the spray solution is more than 7.6 many and most of the insecticides won’t perform.

Simple technique of adding any acidic materials which won’t create any adverse effects to plants can be added to the spray solution to decrease the spray solution pH. Adding juice of 2 ripened lemons will help reduce the pH of the spray solution for some extent. Farmers have tried and got results.

EDTA form of nutrients, when mixed with other plant protection insecticides may also reduce the pH of the spray mix. This addition not only reduces the pH of the spray tank mix but also supplies the plant essential nutrients.

Insecticidal Spray products

https://www.bighaat.com/products/multiplex-magnum-mn OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/aries-chelafer-fe-as-fe-edta-12 OR

https://www.bighaat.com/products/dow-nutribuild-mix-edta-12-chelate-250-gms
31st July 2018

INCREASE QUALITY AND SHELF LIFE OF MARIGOLD FLOWERS

Marigold is important flower crop cultivated in India. Quality and yield of the marigold flower crop accounts for the profit for farmers. Marigold flowers are marketed with good quality, appearance, good weight and shelf life. The retention of moisture in the petals is accepted readily in the market. In spite of soil applications with nutrients and growth regulators, foliar applications with plant nutrients plant growth regulators will increase the quality and keeping quality of the flowers.

Spray of GIBRAX SP 186 1 gm/L to increase the number of flowers and using the PRIVI SILIXOL 1.5 to 2 mL /L will help in keeping quality of the marigold flowers. These can be used differently at crop growth and developmental stages.

Marigold shelf life

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28th July 2018

MANAGEMENT OF SHOOT BORER IN THE MAIZE

The symptoms of the images of maize are the infestation of the stem borer larvae. Severe infestation or infestation if not managed the maize plants apical stem die and symptom is called Dead heart disease. Further growth and development is halted ears won’t form. Larvae mines into the internal tissues and feed.

Maize Shoot borer

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MANAGEMENT MEASURES

Mix 10 kg Furadon3 % G or Caldon 4% G 5 kg in 20 kg sand and apply in to the apical leaf whorls. This can also be done after 20 days of sowing as preventive measure.

 

Spraying Phoskill 2 mL/L + Ahaar 2 mL/L + Spraywell 1 mL/L may be done to manage the larvae. Spary liquid can be applied in to the leaf whorls if infestation is high.

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23rd July 2018

MANAGE DIAMOND BACKED MOTHS [DBM] LARVAE EFFECTIVELY

The larvae are feeding stage worms of Diamond Backed Moth [Plutella xylostella] insect. 
Diamond Backed Moth [DBM] is the insect which infests and its larva feed on the crucifers crops like cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, some time on Knol Khol. DBM has four stages egg, Larvae, Pupa and Adult. 

Cabbage larvae of DBM

Protection measures to control the larvae need to be taken extra are since the vegetative coverage supports to get inside the leaves making larvae to escape. All the stages of DBM need to be considered for effective control. Mixtures of chemical insecticides, or chemicals and microbials, are often recommended for diamondback moth control. Compulsarily the wetting or spreading agents need to be added in to the insecticidal spray.

Plethora 2 mL/L + Spraywell 1 mL/L

 

 

OR Phoskill 2 mL/L OR Predator 2 mL/L + Neemark 1 % - 1 mL/L

 

 

OR Tracer 0.375 mL/L + Nuvan 1 mL/L + Spraywell 1 mL/L

 

 

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15July2018

IMPROVE THE SOIL PRODUCTIVITY WITH ORGANIC SOIL CONDITIONERS
Physical and Biological properties of soil are degraded on extensive use of soil for cultivation. Soil Organic matter, Soil pH, electrical conductivity of the soil is the parameters subject to change by soil utilization. Regular amendments with soil conditioners in to the soil with bio degradable materials will help in regaining the soil properties. Ready materials are available to use for soil amendments.

Geoxel Soil Conditioner is nano technology based organic product for improvement of overall soil health both physical and biological parameters.
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K Sanjeeva Reddy,

Senior Agronomist,

 

09 July2018
Plant protection and nutrients are sprayed on foliar leaves of the crops to protect and increase the productivity of the yield. Efficacy of these products is decreased sometimes due to some reasons the spreading, and the time they are remaining on leaves after spray. Adding the spreading agents along with the materials will increase the spreading, adherence to the leaf surfaces increasing the efficacy and efficiency of the applied items.  DowSprayWell Surfactant (Adjuvant) may be used.

Increasing the efficacy of Pesticides after spray on leaves

 

02July2018
Harvest high quality cotton in large bolls
Spray Gibrax SP 186 to increase the size of the cotton bolls and to get high quality cotton fibre     
Can be used before flowering and after Flowering.
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23 June 2018

Manage young transplanted seedlings after transplanting

Immediately after transplanting, the young seedlings will face transplanting shock with unfavorable soil conditions like, moisture stress, both pests and diseases, lack of beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Transplanting shock can even result in the death of the plant or disturb the further growth and development of the surviving seedlings.

Biological and chemical treatments can help plants to overcome the unfavourable soil conditions.

Drenching the young seedlings with Surya Treat 10 gm /L + Privid 3 mL/L + Azaal 2 mL/L   OR Ridomet 1 gm/L + Privi d 3 mL/L + Azaal 2 mL/L of  water , 25 mL per plant before transplanting and 4 days after transplanting.

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21June2018

Management of Early blight disease in Tomato and Potato

Early blight disease is a fungal infection disease in tomato. Disease is severe when moisture is and temperature in atmosphere is more. Infected leaves will possess the concentric circular black spots. Infections on fruits the disease is prominent on petioles and protruding in to the fruits at proximal end from petioles. High intensive disease will make plants defoliate.

Early blight of Tomato and Potato

Control measures: Spraying of broad spectrum systemic fungicides will control the disease. Ridomet [Metalaxyl 35 %] 0.5 gm/L OR Ridomet [Metalaxyl] 0.4 gm/L + Indofil m 45 [Mancozeb] 1.5 gm/L OR Adama Custodia [Azoxystrobin + Tebuconazole ] 1.0 mL/L  

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20-Jun-2018

Seed treatment for better germination and healthy early growth of plants

Seeds sown are prone to many  soil borne diseases. Hence to protect seeds and young germinated seedlings from diseases pre sowing seed treatment have to be done. Seed treatment can also be made with growth promoting materials to enhance germination and support early growth.

Seed Treatmment

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Biological agents treatment: For pulses- Rhizobium 50 g / kg of seeds and for other crops Azatobacter or Azhospirillum 50 g/ kg along with Humic acid liquid 50 mL/kg of seeds

Chemical treatment : For all crops seeds Metalaxyl 35 %   5 – 10 g/ kg of seeds along with Humic acid liquid 50 mL /kg of seeds.

01-Jun-2018

Control Fruit worm attacks in Tomato crop during summer

Fixing  40 Pheramone traps /ha

Grow simultaneously 40 days old American tall marigold and 25 days old tomato seedling at 1:16 rows.

 

Spray Bacillus thuringiensis 2g/lit or any one of the following insecticide 

On heavy infestation , add indoxicarb14,5 sc 8ml /10lt