खजूर घुन

Class: कीड़े
Common Name: खजूर घुन
Scientific Name: Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus
Potential Host:



Damage to invaded trees remain invisible long after infestation. By the time the first symptoms appear, the larvae population inside the trunk had months to develop. Many times, the damage is so severe the tree will die, making any actions irrelevant.

Sometimes, early warning signs appear in the form of yellowing and wilting on the crown and upper leaves. In cities and populated areas, there are risks of collateral damage from collapsing trees.

The adult beetle is large and red colored. The spread of palm weevil is due to the lack of early-detection methods in large parts of the world, the importation of infested palms, and the movement of palms and offshoots from contaminated to non-infested areas.

Who Am I?

Palm weevil is an invasive species of beetle that poses a serious threat to palms trees; it is considered to be the world’s most threatening pest to palms. Adult females are capable of flying long distances non-stop. A female can lay 250-300 eggs in her lifetime on cut or wounded palm-tree tissue. Palm weevil has the ability to knock down large palm trees that were completely healthy 6 months prior.

Control Measures

समय-निर्धारण : आरंभिक अवस्थाओं में संक्रमण से बचना अधिक सरल और किफ़ायती होता है खेत की नियमित रूप से देख-रेख करें और उपरोक्त चिन्हों को खोजें।

न्यूनतम छंटाई : छंटाई करने से यथासंभव बचें।

कीड़ों की आबादी को ट्रैक करने के लिए ट्रैप जैसी पेस्ट निगरानी तकनीकों का उपयोग करें।

खजूर प्रकारों के आधार पर नियंत्रण तकनीकें बदल जाती हैं।.

सजावटी खजूर पेड़ सुझाव :

घुनें पत्तों में घुस कर पेड़ों के ऊपरी भागों पर आक्रमण करती हैं।.

10 से 20 लीटर पानी प्रति पेड़ का घोल बनायें और 25 cc इमिदाक्लोप्रिद (350 gr\L), 30 cc साइपेर्मेत्रिन् (100 gr \L), और 0.2% टेबुकोनज़ोल (250 gr\L) मिलायें। प्रत्येक 3 महीनों में एक बार इस घोल को सीधा ही क्राउन के केंद्र में उंडेलें अथवा छिड़काव करें (रोकथाम और निवारण के लिए उपयोग किया जाता है)।

सिंचित पेड़ों में एक सिंचित प्रणाली के माध्यम से वही रैसीपी एप्लाई की जाती है।

खजूर सुझाव :

उपचारों को निचले भागों, जहां शाखाओं और पेड़ में संयोजन होता है, की ओर निर्देशित किया जाना चाहिये। अक्सर घुन यहीं पर आक्रमण करते हैं।

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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