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Attack of spotted bollworm on okra crop.

The spotted bollworms are the most serious insect pests of okra. The main crops which are damaged by spotted bollworms in Pakistan include okra, cotton, tomato, etc. The caterpillars feed through the buds of shoots and later on adversely affect on fruits. The whole plant is dried, sheds flowers and fruits. Treatment is necessary when 10 eggs per 100 plants are found. Ensure early planting and leave proper distance between plants to avoid them. Farmers can apply flubendiamide for chemical control


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