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PESTS OF SUNFLOWER :: Minor Pests :: Plant Bug

8. Plant bug - Dolycoris indicus  (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera)

Damage symptoms: Both nymphs and adults suck the seeds causing shrivelling of seeds.


Bionomics: Brown coloured bug with a white patch on the scutellum.


Management of sucking pest: Spray methyl demeton 25 EC 500 ml (or) dimethoate 30 EC 500 ml/ha.