Mango Stem Borer Treatment

Mango Stem Borer

Mango Stem Borer Treatment

Symptoms of damage

  • Grub tunnels in the sapwood on the trunk or branches
  • Grub bore into the sap wood and macking irregular tunnels.
  • Feeding the vascular tissues
  • interruption of nutrient and water transport on the tissue
  • Drying of terminal shoot in early stage
  • Frass comes out from several points and sometimes sap oozes out of the holes
  • Wilting of branches or entire tree

Identification of pest

  • Grub – Linear, fleshy, apodous
  • Adult – Grayish beetle with two pink dots and lateral spine

Chemical Treatment:

  • Remove and destroy dead and severely affected branches of the tree
  • Remove alternate host, silk cotton and other hosts
  • Grow tolerant mango varieties viz., Neelam, Humayudin.
  • Swab Coal tar + Kerosene @ 1:2 or Carbaryl 50 WP 20 g / l (basal portion of the trunk – 3 feet height) after scraping the loose bark to prevent oviposition by adult beetles.
  • Padding with monocrotophos 36 WSC 10 ml in 2.5 cm /tree soaked in absorbent cotton.
  • If infestations are severe then apply the copper oxychloride paste on the trunk of the tree.
  • Hook out the grub from the bore hole – apply monocrotophos 36 WSC 10 to 20 ml/ hole
  • One celphos tablet (3 g aluminum phosphide) per hole
  • Apply carbofuran 3G 5 g per hole and plug with mud.

Organic Treatment:

In our Natural Mangoes, ARNV farm we practice the organic treatment process for mango trees to control any pests. All our mangoes are organically produced without any chemical pesticides.

  • View the below YouTube video and follow the instructions regarding organic treatment methods for Mango Trees which are affected with Stem Borer.

To get a real taste of organic mangoes, please visit our farm (or) place your orders online @ and you may also visit other website to get regular updates.

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