Rice mealy bugsCaused by: Brevennia rehi
Problem Category: Insect
Symptoms: Both adult and nymphs feed on rice plant by sucking sap. The main symptoms are stunting and wilting of plants, yellowing and curling of leaves.
Comments: We can see white wax covered eggs, nymphs and adults on infected plants. The Insect are common in field with well drained soil.
Management: Augment biocontrol agents (like lady bird beetles, chloropid flies, spiders, small encyrtid wasps) in rice fields.
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.