Newly transplanted finger millet (Eleusive corocana) are mainly affected by stem borers. Infested crop shows symptoms of yellowing and dead heart. The infest plant do not bear penicle, or the penicle may remain empty. Finally affecting the yield. To control these stem borers, 500 g of fresh water fishes are packed in a air tight container with 4 to 5 liters of water. These containers with fishes are placed in a lonely place and allow the fishes to decompose. A typical smell of decomposed fishes will come from the container after two to three days. Spray this water in the field infested with stem borers. This gives about 60% control of the pest. There is no any side effect of this practice and is cost effective too.".
Crop: Finger millet
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Eleusine coracana)
Crop Vernacular Name: Ragi, Finger millet
Formulation: To control these stem borers, 500 g of fresh water fishes are packed in a air tight container with 4 to 5 liters of water. This container with fishes is placed in a lonely place and allows the fishes to decompose.
Ingredients: Fishes, water, container