(Sugarcane early shoot borer)
This a main pest of Sugarcane. And can be found in all sugarcane growing areas of India.
This a main pest of Sugarcane, but also attacks maize, millet, sorghum, rice, barley, oats,
jowar, and many species of wild grasses.
Damage occurs mainly in summer months during March to July and more prominent in drought situations.
a. Dead heart in 1-3 months old crop, which can be easily pulled out.
b. Rotten portion of the straw coloured dead heart emits an offensive odour.
c. Bore holes at the base just above the ground level.
d. yield loss: 22-33% sugar recovery : 2%
ETL for Chilo infusctaellus is 6-10 No’s of moths per trap per day.
Use 8-10 No’s Pheromone Traps per acre from 1-week crop stage for best results.
Trap should be placed 1 feet above crop canopy to achieve optimum catch.
Recommended trap model: Phero-Sensor™- SP or Phero-Sensor™ - BP
Recommended for: Sugarcane, maize, paddy, jowar.