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Termites attack causes severe damage to sugarcane crop: Agriculture Experts

Being a long duration crop, weeds, insect pests and diseases attack the crop from sowing to harvest and reduce the yields substantially and erode the profitability of the farmers.Termites attack causes severe damage to sugarcane crop. Termites attack the planted sugarcane setts, usually from cut ends or eye buds but in severe cases internodes as well. After germination, roots are attacked, eating all their contents and filling the galleries with soil, finally leaves dry up and plants die. The major constraint in termites’ management through is new chemicals in sugarcane that would be appropriate method and frequency of application.Most commonly termiticides are applied during irrigation to a crop. Chlropyrifos should be flooded 2 liter / acre.

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