aphid pest of crop, damages caused and prevention method

What are aphids?
An aphid is an insect pest of crop.
An aphid is a typical example of piercing and sucking insect

Types of crops attacked or affected by aphids
Crops that are attacked by aphids are legumes e.g. cowpea and soya beans


Nature of Damages and economic importance of the effect of the attacks of aphids on crops.


1. The attacks of aphid on crops causes stunted growth

2. Most times they attacks of aphid on crops causes galls on leaves of crops

3. Aphid is a vector. which means it carries disease causing organisms like rosette mosaic disease of cowpea


How to prevent and control the spread of aphids crop pest

The spread of aphids as a crop pest can be controlled through the following measures

1. Always endeavour to spray with insecticide to kill vectors

2. As quickly as possible when you discover a plant or crop that has been affected by acid the best you could do is to uproot and burn the infected plant



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what is pod burrower pest of crops and its effect on crop production

What is pod pest of crop?
  Burrower of crop as a pest is an insect pest of crops that attacks legumes like cowpea, soya beans etc
A typical pod Burrower pest comes in different colours and sizes.


What are the crops attacked by pod burrower?
The major crops that can be attacked by the pod borrower of crop are

Soya beans 
Cow 🐄 pea and all the major crops in agriculture that has pod



What is the nature of damage and effect of the attack of Pod Borers pest of crop

Here I am going to give you a few examples of how pod burrower attack crops in the farm

1. The larva of a typical pod borer will always borehole into the pod eating up the seed that are inside the fruit


2. Pod borer pest of crop will always reduce the crop production or yields of each crop or plant that it attacks



How to control pod borers from spreading

The spread of pod burrower can be prevented using the following ways

1. The cultivation system using crop rotation is very important in curbing the spread of Pod burrower


2. Undertaking early harvesting of crops from the farm is another key Note or system to curb the spread of pod Borers


3. Always make sure you use the right insecticide to spray in order to kill off the lavae of the pest


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