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Curative Control

Physical control

'Count, cut, and dry'

After the bunch has been harvested, cut the pseudostem close to the ground. Then cut the pseudostem into small pieces in lengths of up to 60 cm and split each along its length. These cut pieces attract adult female weevils to feed and lay their eggs. As soon as the larvae emerge, these pieces become dry and eventually the larvae die because of dehydration.
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