Conference Proceeding

Incidence of Hopper Burn Due to White-Backed Planthopper (Sogatella Furcifera Horvath) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, India

Mr. Rupinder Singh, Rajan Salalia

WBPH Hopper burn was first time recorded in the Jammu district of J&K form village Bhour pind in the Kharif season of 2016 in paddy hybrid variety Poonam. Interestingly in the same season heavy infestation of sugarcane leaf hopper, Pyrilla perpusilla Walker was also observed and reported in the same variety. High usage of nitrogenous fertilizer in the hybrid variety and favourable climatic condition in the month of September were found to be conducive for the growth and proliferation of the pest which leads to hopper burn resulting in wilting and browning of tillers in the paddy field. Nymphs and adults were visible from the base of plants above waterline.Timely intervention and application of pesticide Imidachloprid 17.8% SL completely checked and controlled the further spread of WBPH in the basmati belt of this region.

Published: 08 November 2017


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