‘Pest attack dealt a blow to black gram farmers’

  • | Friday | 3rd February, 2017

Farmers who cultivated black gram have suffered losses due to thrips and bud necrosis in the State, according to Agriculture Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao. Of this, crop on 30,000 hectares in Krishna, Guntur and West Godavari districts was affected by bud necrosis, he said. Bud necrosis was under control where Monocrotophos, spinosad, dimethoate, etc were sprayed. As many as 3.95 lakh hectares, including dry and wetland, was under black gram cultivation during rabi this year. They suggested solutions to the thrips and bud necrosis problems.

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