Cotton bollworm pest of crop and its effects on cotton production

What is cotton bollworm?
The cotton bollworm is an example of insect pest of crop. The cotton bollworm possesses a mouth part that enables it to eat through seeds of cotton


Crops that are attacked by cotton Bollworm

The major crop that is attacked by bollworm pest of cotton is the cotton


Nature of Damages caused by bollworm of cotton

The following are the nature of Damages caused by Cotton bollworm

1. The larva of cotton bollworm feed on the seed of cotton

2. The bull run destroys the lint of cotton and reduces it's quality


3. The cotton bollworm causes the premature fall off of cotton bolls



The control and prevention of cotton bollworm
The control and prevention of the spread of cotton bollworm can be achieved through the following method

1. The practice of crop rotation

2. Always spray with the right insecticide to kill the insect

3. At any time you discovered the presence of bollworm on any stand of cotton on your farm please cut off the cotton stand and burn it to Ashes


4. Make sure you burn every cotton plant and debris after harvesting to avoid the spread of cotton bollworm



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cotton Stainer pest of crop and its effect on cotton production

What is cotton Stainer pest of crop?
The cotton Stainer pest of crop is an insect pest of crop that attacks cotton crop in the farm
The cotton Stainer is a typical example of piercing and sucking insect pest of crop


Crops attacked by cotton Stainer
As the name implies, cotton Stainer majorly attacks cotton crop on the farm


The nature of damage and economic effect of the attack of cotton Stainer

1. Cotton Stainer majorly pierce and sucks up sap from plant

2. The cotton Stainer produces toxic saliva

3. They are often disease transmitter


4. The cotton Stainer reduces the quality of cotton balls

5. It often times courses leaves destruction
These are the various ways whereby cotton Stainer attacks crops like cotton


Preventive measures and control of the spread of cotton Stainer
Here is a little description of how to curb the spread of cotton Stainer on the farm

1. The spread of the cotton Stainer can be dealt with using hand picking method

2. Whenever you notice the presence of cotton Stainer on top of any cutti Cotton or in your farm please pray with the right insecticide


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