Haryana cautions farmers about Millie Bug on cotton crop

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Chandigarh, Sep 5 (UNI) The Haryana Agriculture Department has asked the farmers of the state to spray pesticides at regular intervals on their cotton crop to prevent the harmful effect of 'Millie Bug' pest.

An official spokesman for the Department said the Millie Bug infected cotton plants had white cotton like cover on its leaves and branches which resulted in reduction in the crop production.

He said the farmers should also spray the pesticides on the weeds growing around the cotton crop infected with the 'Millie Bug' pest to ensure full protection of their crop.

He said that in case of excessive infection of 'Millie Bug' pest, the farmer should immediately cut the plant and destroy it by burning. In case of moderate infection, the farmers should regularly spray the pesticides in the interval of seven days till the infection completely eliminated.

The recommended pesticides included Kabril 50 WUP 800 grams, Thopodicarb 75 WUP 250 grams, Queenlife 25 IC 800 ml, Prophenophas 50 IC 750 ml, and Methyl Perathyene 50 IC 500 ml.

He said that repeated spray of pesticides at regular intervals of five to six days was important to completely eradicate the 'Millie Bug' effect on crops.

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