Crop Protection

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Considerable research has been done on the weather conditions conductive to outbreaks of crop pests and disease like paddy stem borer,sorghum shootfly, cotton bollworm, sugarcane borers, groundnut tikka, potato beetle and wheat rusts. The results help to organise timely crop protection measures with optimum use of expensive chemicals. The desert locust breeding and invasion has been extensively studied in relation to soil and weather conditions. Forewarning models for stem borer, gall midge, rice bug, leaf folder of rice, stem borer of sugarcane and aphid, jassid, pink bollworm and American bollworm of cotton have been developed for operational crop protection.