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PESTS OF WHEAT :: Major Pests :: Gram Pod Borer

4. Gram Pod Borer: Helicoverpa armigera (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)

The gram pod borer attacks wheat at maturity. It feeds on the grains in the ear heads. The damage is more where wheat follows cotton.

Management: Spray 3 kg of carbaryl 50 WP or 2.0 L of quinalphos 25 EC in 500 L of water/ha.