Jassid : Most Destructive Cotton Pest
Today, the world uses more cotton than any other fiber, and cotton is a leading cash crop in India at the farm level alone, the production of each year’s crop involves the purchase of more than 3.3 billion worth of supplies and services. This stimulates business activities for factories and enterprises throughout the country. Processing and handling of cotton after it leaves the farm generates even more business activity. Annual business revenue stimulated by cotton in the indian economy Cotton exceeds 20 billion, making cotton America’s number one value-added crop.
Cotton is a part of our daily lives from the time we dry our faces on a soft cotton towel in the morning until we slide between fresh cotton sheets at night. It has hundreds of uses, from blue jeans to shoe strings. Clothing and household items are the largest uses, but industrial products account from many thousands of bales. All parts of the cotton plant are useful. The most important is the fiber or lint, which is used in making cotton cloth. Linters – the short fuzz on the seed – provide cellulose for making plastics, explosives and other products. Linters also are incorporated into high quality paper products and processed into batting for padding mattresses, furniture and automobile cushions. The cottonseed is crushed in order to separate its three products – oil, meal and hulls. Cottonseed oil is used primarily for shortening, cooking oil and salad dressing. The meal and hulls that remain are used either separately or in combination as livestock, poultry and fish feed and as fertilizer. The stalks and leaves of the cotton plant are plowed under to enrich the soil. Some cottonseed also is used as high-protein concentrate in baked goods and other food products.
Important Insect Pest Damaging Cotton Crop
Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests. Among the most destructive is the cotton jassids. Jassids are well known all over the world as a serious pest of a cotton. Protection of cotton crop from the jassids at its early growing stage is very important because it is a proven fact that a good plant stand at initial stage results in good produce . As cotton crop is attacked by a number of jassids during its early growing stage. jassid attacks cotton plants throughout the year and lays its eggs in soft plant tissue. Cotton jassids are more active during the hot periods of summer. Adults are small, like the tip of a lentil, and flat. Adults are usually yellowish-green or white with black spots on the front wings. They jump and fly away at the slightest disturbance. The cotton jassid sucks sap from the underside of leaves and leaf buds. When jassids are abundant, cotton growth is stunted, the leaves turn downwards and heavy fruit loss may occur on pre flowering plants. Leaves turn pale and a rust red colour develops at the edges. During a severe attack, leaf shedding occurs.
HPM’s bajirao is wreaker of cotton jassids :
Bajirao has unique chemical properties, which result in excellent control of cotton jassids .It has long systemic effect i.e. immediately after spray it is absorbed by the plants and thus give longer protection to the sprayed crop. Bajirao is a suspension concentrate insecticide, a mixture of Indoxacarb 14.5% + Acetamiprid 7.7% SC (a.i.). It is used for the control of jassids, white fly & bollworm on cotton and thrips & fruit borer on chilies. Indoxacarb acts on the sodium channel of nervous system resulting paralysis and death of the insects. Acetamiprid causes hyper-excitation to causes lethargy and paralysis to insect. Bajirao is found to be more efficient in reducing jassid population in comparison other insecticides over untreated control. The significant higher yield is recorded with (Indoxacarb 14.5% + Acetamiprid 7.7% SC) during both the cropping seasons. Use of BAJIRAO is proved alixer for farmers . It is one such insecticide which is compatible with other agrochemicals . After use of BAJIRAO crops become more potent and give good results. Use BAJIRAO and be ready for the potential battle with crop eating PEST.
HPM chemical & fertilizers ltd. offers a variety of products to battle creepy crawlies . (Indoxacarb 14.5% + Acetamiprid 7.7% SC) is a prevalent product to protect your cotton crop. We are conferred towards helping Indian farming and endeavors towards making the nation a leading producer in the world.