Spotted Pod Borer
· Gram · Pigeonpea
The young larvae of the spotted stem borer usually feed on buds and flowers - the older ones bore into maturings pods. The flowers and pods are intertwined through the excrements of the larvae.
The moth of the Spotted Pod Borer has white patches on the dark forewings and a dark border on the white hind wings. The moth lays eggs in small clusters on the leaves, buds and flowers. The pupation takes place in the soil.
Set up bird perches (15 per hectare) to promote antagonic bird species. Biological pesticides containing Bacillus thuringiensis can be applied.
You can apply pesticides based on Azadirachtin, Spinosad, Chlorantraniliprole and Flubendiamide to control the Spotted Pod Borer.