Rice growers are instructed to take timely measures to control insect pests, otherwise crop will be damaged. Among the invading insects stem borer, leaf folder, grasshopper and white aphid are more harmful. Stem borers usually attacks basmati varieties, while leaf folder attacks both ARI and basmati varieties while white aphids generally attacks ARI varieties more. Grasshopper attacks rice transplants and crop as well. For the control of these harmful insects, weeds growth inside and outside the field should be controlled in order to reduce hiding places for insect pests.
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