Crop: Dolichos / Broad beans/ Chikkudu
Variety: Sarpan Dolichos 3
Date or month when noticed: November 2022
Location: Medak district, Telangana
Possible cause: Helicoverpa armigera
Does not look like a typical Helicoverpa or Spodopera pattern.
Any entomologist has a view please?
It is Helicoverpa. Are you folowing organic farming? If yes, use neem based pesticide. If not, as produce looks near to harvesting, use low cost and low residue/persistance molecule like Chloropyrifos and/or Cypermethrin for control
Thank you for the id.
At this point, we are assessing the severity/ETL of the pest as to whether a quick manual scouting will do the job.
We do organic farming and have given some preventive bioproduct sprays so far.