Terminator’s magic make paddy, Leaf folder free
Two noteworthy constraining variables in rice development are antagonistic climate and pest epidemics. Yield loss because of creepy crawly bug assault in rice development is impressively high. Among the irritations assaulting rice, leaf folder causes much damage between 30 and 60 days after transplanting. Rice leaf folder or roller is considered one of the major harmful insect pest of rice. It is common in maximum rice growing are. It’s scientific name is Cnaphalocrosis medinalis and this insect belongs to the family Pyralidae of Lepidoptera order. These insects do harm when they are at larvae stage. They do harm by rolling leaf and reducing photosynthesis area. Leaf folders are caterpillars of a moth. The caterpillars roll leaves around their bodies and feed inside the tube. The feeding creates a see-through whitish area on the leaf. The caterpillars are yellow to green. Heavily infested fields appear scorched and have many folded leaves. The rice leaf folder is a common pest and can be found in all rice growth stages. The most damaging stage is during tillering as this can reduce the yield of the crop. The caterpillars can survive between rice crops by feeding on weeds around the bunds. High nitrogen fertilizer creates lots of new rice plant growth which encourages the moth to grow and multiply. The life cycle of a leaf folder is about 1.5 months (egg- 5 days, larva- 25 days, pupa- 7 days and adult moth- 10 days).
The destructive stage of this insect is the larval stage. At this stage they fold the leaves longitudinally before feeding. They tie the leaf margins with the threadlike silk. They feed the green mesophyll of leaf inside the folded leaf. They feed by scraping. At first and second instar larvae feed within the slightly folded areas of leaf. At late second instar feed and roll up the maximum area of a leaf . There is one larva in one leaf. After feeding one leaf, larva moves to another leaf. In this way one larva can damage a number of leaves. Feeding reduce the photosynthesis area of leaves. So vegetative growth and finally yield is hampered. Yield loss is maximum when flag leaf is damaged.
Now leaf folder becoming a threat for rice farmers. Farmers are facing great loss because of leaf folder. HPM Chemical & Fertilizers is one such agriculture company helping farmers worldwide for providing the best solutions for better farming. We are offering many insecticide that can give the greening effect to the crop and kill the target pest. HPM’s terminator is the best product for leaf folder . It is a powerful insecticide for controlling biting as well as sucking of insects. Versatile insecticide and termicide for agricultural and house hold pests. Terminator combines rapid initial action with a good long lasting residual effect. Triple action through contact, stomach and fumigation. Good soil application insecticide to control soil insects like termites, white grubs, and root grubs etc. Also used as a termicide in pre and post construction of buildings.