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Save your Agriculture Produce from Termite Infestation Using these Simple Tips

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Termites

Most people associate termites damage with homes. However, termites are actually one of the most damaging insects to gardens and farms. Farmers work hard day and night to produce crops, but many times the crop gets ruined due to the infestation of pests like termites. Sometimes the crop does not get good yield due to the infestation of termites.

In this article, we will tell you how you can keep the crops safe from termites

Actually, a termite is a polyphagous insect. Usually, it destroys all the crops. Termites infestations can eat through the wood and plant cellulose, halting the growth of crops. They can also infiltrate the farm’s infrastructure by infesting and eating through poles and fences. Apart from this, termites make tunnels in the ground and eat the roots of plants. If its outbreak is more, then it also eats the stem. Termites cause maximum damage to mustard, gram, wheat and other crops.

Let us tell you that the outbreak of termites can be very dangerous for the crop. There are many categories of termites on the basis of functions such as - king, queen, labor and soldier termites etc. Out of these, only labor termites damage crops. The termites cause heavy damage in many types of crops, trees, vegetables like sugarcane, wheat, maize, groundnut, barley, gram etc.

Let us tell you that the outbreak of termites can be very dangerous for the crop. There are many categories of termites on the basis of functions such as - king, queen, labor and soldier termites etc. Out of these, only labor termites damage crops. The termites cause heavy damage in many types of crops, trees, vegetables like sugarcane, wheat, maize, groundnut, barley, gram etc.

Symptoms of Termite Infestation in Crops:

When termites attack the seeds, the crop, then cut the roots of the crops from the lower level of the ground. When the roots are cut, the plants begin to dry up. Due to this the plant becomes weak and the leaves of the plant also dry up.

How To Control Termites On Crops

If termites are found in the crop, then some insecticide should be sprayed for this. If there is a standing crop, then mix 2 liters of Chlorpyriphos 20 EC in 2 liters of water and mix a total of 4 liters of this solution in 20 kg of sand. After this, irrigate the crop by sprinkling it evenly. By this process, the infestation of termites can be prevented from the crop.

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