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Pests of Pomegranate :: Major Pests :: Fruit Borer


5.Aphid: Aphis punicae (Aphididae: Hemiptera)


Damage symptoms

Both nymphs and adults infest the leaves causing curling, yellowing of leaves and wilting of terminal shoots and premature fruit drop



The aphids are greenish brown in colour. The winged as well as wingless form reproduces parthenogenetically and is viviparous.



    • Prune and burn infested shoots
    • Spray dimethoate 30 EC or monocrotophos 36 SL ml or Methyl demeton 25 EC at 750 ml or imidachloprid 200 SL  125 ml per ha in 500 – 1000 L off water per ha
    • Apply carbofuran 3 G at 33 kg per ha
    • Release Chrysoperla carnea at 15 larvae/ flowering branch four times at 10 days interval starting from flower initiation.