yam beetle pest of crops and it's effect on yam production

What is yam beetle and how does it affect yam production

A typical yam beetle is an insect pest of crop that affect yam. The young beetle is an example of piercing and boring insect.
The yam beetle mostly affect yam that are already stored in the barn. These deadly pest of yam bore holes into the yam by eating the most important part and therefore creating black black spots inside the yam when cut open



Crops that are attacked by yam beetle
Yam beetle mostly attack tuber crops e.g. yam


Nature of damage and economic effect of yam beetle pest of crop on yam production
Yeah I am going to list a few things as in a few effects of the yam beetle pest as it affects yam production.
Some of these effects are as follows

1. The yam beetle have a boring and piercing mouthpart that is used to destroy the internal structure of a yam tuber

2. The yam tuber pest bore hole into the yam tuber and eat up The soft or the succulent part of the yam tuber

3. The attack of yam beetle pest of crops is it reduces yields of production

4. By the time the yam beetle pest was has eaten up the internal value and structure of the yam tuber, it automatically reduces the value and market quality of the yam itself



Prevention and control method of the spread of yam beetle

To control the spread of yam beetle and the harm they cause on the yams stored in the barn,
 The Following measures are advised

1. Every yam that is dug from the ground or harvested from the farm should be properly checked before storage

2. Before planting of yam sett, it must be dusted using Adrin dust before planting



This article is just a brief summary of the insect pest call yam beetle. the effect of this pest on yam production. nature and damages caused by this pest and then the prevention methods and how to control the spread of yam beetle



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Cocoa mirids {capsids} and damages caused to crops

What is Cocoa Mirids and it's damages caused to  cocoa production 
 mirid or capsids is an insect pest that attacks crop plant. The cocoa capsids is a typical example of piercing and sucking insect pest of crop


Crops attacked by cocoa mirids pest
The major crop that is attacked by Cocoa capsid is cocoa tree


Nature of damages and economic effect of coco Mirids or capsids as it concern production

1. The cocoa Mirids or capsids are capable of injecting saliva into plants.
 the saliva is poisonous or toxic to the crop plant

2. One major effect of cocoa capsid is that it is capable of transmitting fungal diseases

3. The effect of cocoa capsid is that it reduces crop yield

4. Any attack of cocoa capsids causes stunted growth of the cocoa tree


The prevention and control measures of cocoa capsids

1. In controlling cocoa capsid from spreading and affecting cocoa production, the Farmer should be able to spray with quality insecticide like gamalin 20

2. Regular weeding of the farm is very important in the controlling of the spread of cocoa capsid



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leaf beetle pest of crop and the damages caused to farm produce

What is leaf beetle pest of crop?
Leaf beetle pest of crops is an insect pest.
 an example of biting and chewing insect pest of crop. Leaf insect pest of crop processes mandible and maxilla

Crops attacked by leaf beetle pest of crop
List the two types of crops is a major pest that attacks legumes like cow pea and soya beans. 
It is easy for this pest of crop known as leaf beetle to attack legumes because the leguminous plant itself is succulent in nature and the leaves are fresh all season


Nature of damage and economic importance of leaf beetle pest of crop

1. Leaf beetle pest of crops is a type of pest that eat up the leaves of crops tremendously

2. This pest of crop known as leaf beetle pest stops each plant it attacks from carrying out photosynthesis by eating up the leaves

3. The attack of leaf beetle pest on crops reduces the yield of crop produce


4. Leaf beetle pest of crop causes stunt growth of plant crop


Prevention and control measures of leaf beetle pest of crops

1. To prevent the spread of leaf beetle pest on crops a farmer is to spray with quality insecticide and pesticide

2. Pest Resistant varieties of crop should be planted to avoid the attack of leaf beetle.



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