Article Index
KASTHURI MANJAL
1. Botany & Varieties
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal Properties & Use
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
9. OTHER RELATED SPECIES
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Pest & Diseases

Pest: Shoot borer
Causal organism ; Conogethes punctiferalis
Control:
    Inspect the field periodically, collect and destroy the      damaged shoots and caterpillars to control spread of the pest.

Spray tobacco decoction /  0.05% Dimethoate or  0.025% Quinalphos

Minor pests like hoppers, leaf miners etc. which damage the leaves can be

controlled by use of tobacco decoction or 3% neem kernel extract.

Disease:

Leaf blight:  can be controlled by spraying 1% Bordeaux mixture.

Rhizome rot: If rhizome rot occurs, it can be controlled by drenching 1% Bordeaux mixture.
 

Dipping the seed rhizomes in 2% Pseudomonas fluorescens for 30 minutes prior to planting is a preventive measure against the disease.