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Curative Control

Pest controlling plants

  1. Garlic
  2. Neem

Physical control

  1. Protect vegetable seedlings and seedbeds with floating row covers
  2. Light traps. Use light traps during early stages of flower development to attract and kill mango leafhooper adults. To install a light trap, hang the source of light (electric bulb or kerosene operated lamp) on the tree. Place a basin containing a mixture of soap and water (1:10) underneath the light. Hoppers which are attracted to the light are drowned in the solution. One light trap is required per hectare of mango plantation.
  3. Pruning. Prune the crowded branches of a mango tree to allow good light penetration and makes it unfavorable for hopper development.
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