Black Pepper -Weekly Insects Pests & Diseases Report – 28 Sep-04 Oct 2017

Crop Stage: Nursery or Vegetative or Spike formation
Diseases & Pest Location:Idukki,Kozhikode,Wayanad (Kerala),Kodagu (Karnataka),Tamil Nadu

Major Insect Pests

Name of Insect Mealybug In Nursery
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories Spray neem oil (0.5%), once infestation is noticed.
Name of Insect Scale insect In Nursery
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories Spray neem oil (0.5%), once infestation is noticed.
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Major Plant Diseases

Name of Disease Stunt disease
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
Regular monitoring. Remove infected vines and destroy by burning or burying deep in soil.
Control the vector (mealy bugs) bydrenching neem oil (0.5%).
Name of Disease Slow decline
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
  • Remove and destroy severely affected vines.
  • Apply neem cake @500g/vine and biocontrol agents like Pochonia chlamydosporia or Trichoderma harzianum @ 50g/vine and metalaxyl-mancozeb(0.125%) may also be applied. 
 
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Name of Disease Foliar infection/Foot rot
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
  • Follow strict phytosanitation.
  • After the receipt of few monsoon showers, all the vines are to be drenched at a radius of 45-50 cm with copper oxychloride 0.2% @ 5-10 litres/vine.
  • A foliar spray with Bordeaux mixture 1% is also to be given. Alternatively, drenching and spraying with potassium phosphonate 0.3% @ 5-10 litres/vine (drench) or potassium phosphonate 0.3% @ 5 -10 litres/vine (drench) also may to be given.
Name of Disease Anthracnose
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
  • Prophylactic spraying with Bordeaux mixture (1%) or carbendazim – mancozeb (0.1%).
Name of Disease Anthracnose In Nursery
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
  • Spray Bordeaux mixture (1%).
Name of Disease
Viral infection In Nursery
Status of infestation Low
Pest Advisories
  • Regular inspection and removal of infected plants.
  • Regular monitoring for insects and spray with neem oil(0.5%) whenever infestation is noticed.
Issued By ICAR – INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPICES RESEARCH, KOZHIKODE 673 012, KERALA

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