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It is a minor pest of sugarcane crop and attacks the underground part of the stem. It is, therefore not a true root pest but in
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The tiny caterpillars on hatching enter the stem, near the root zone through a fine hole and feed on the inner contents. As a
Besides sugarcane crop, it also infests
The pest being an internal feeder, preventive measures are found to minimize the pest incidence. They include,
i) Ploughing the field and destruction of stubbles after the harvest of the crop.
iii) Removal and destruction of affected plants along with the caterpillars.
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