Plough soil during summer months
Set up light trap between 7-10 pm to attract the adults.
Set up pheromone traps @ 8/acre to monitor and attract male moths.
Collect the first instar larvae from lace-like damaged leaves.
Collect the grown up larvae from the soil (near the damaged stem) and destroy.
Set up sprinkler system during day time to expose the hidden larvae for predation by birds.
Apply NSKE 5% or neem oil @ 2 lit/acre using 500 litres of spray fluid.
Collect grown up caterpillars mechanically or spray Bacillus thuringiensis @ 2g/litre
Potato tuber moth
Select healthy tubers and plant at 15 cm depth to avoid oviposition.
Set up pheromone traps @ 5/acre. Septa can be replaced once in a year.
Release egg-larval parasitoid, Chelonus blackburnii @12,000 parasites/acre twice(on 40 and 70 days after planting)
Earth up and cover the tubers to prevent oviposition in exposed tubers.
Cover the top layers of seed tubers with Lantana or Euclayptus branches to repel the ovipositing female moths.
Spray quinalphos 25 EC @ 1 lit /ha at ETL of 5% leaf damage
Apply carbofuran 3CG @ 17 kg /ha or drench thiamethoxam 25 WG @ 200 g in 500 lit of water per ha or spray any one of the following Insecticide:
Dimethoate 30% EC 1.0 ml/ lit.
Thiamethoxam 25 WG 2.0g/10lit.
Methyl demeton 25 EC 2.0ml/lit.
Carbofuran 3 CG 16.6 kg/ha
Carbofuran 3 CG 33.3 kg/ha
Spray dimethoate 30 EC 1.0ml/lit