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Tobacco :: Minor pests:: Grosshoppers


8. Grasshoppers: Acrida exultata, Cyrtacanthacris tartarica,  Atractomorpha crenulata (Acrididae : Orthoptera)
These are green or brown jumping insects commonly noticed in tobacco nurseries. Feed on leaves making circular holes.



  • Keeping the nursery area clean, free of weeds and grass to keep away the grass hoppers.
  • Spray the surrounding vegetation with chlorpyrifos 20 EC 25 ml  in 10 litres of water or dusting the area with chlorpyrifos 1.5% dust @ 40 grams per 10 sq. m. area controls the pest.