How to Control Cotton Stem Girdler

            The scientific name of Cotton Stem Girdler Insect Pest is Sthenias grisator.

Cotton Stem Girdler Signs and Symptoms

  • Signs of Stems girdler damage is observed on the stem near the crown region of the plant.
  • Wilting of branches and then entire plant.
  • Bark and skin of the plant gets removed by the stem girdler insect at the infested areas especially at the crown region of the cotton plant.
  • Insicidence of Stem girdler is more during the rainy seasons.

Cotton Stem Girdler Chemical control

Spray the following chemical insecticide in combination with the neem oil

  • Spray Chlorpyriphos 20EC @2.5 ml/lt water mix with Neem oil @ 5ml/lt water.
  • Always spray the chemical insecticide to control stem girdler insect pest during the evening hours.
  • In addition, you can also spray CopperOxyChloride (COC) @30 gm + Plantomycin (Strepromycin sulphate + Tetracyclin hydrochloride) @ 2gm in 10 lt water.

Cotton Farming Guide

Cotton Stem Girdler Chemical control

  • Spray Neem oil 1500 ppm @ 5-7 ml/ lt water near the crown region of the infested plant.

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