Management of Termite
Termites are likely to cause damage to transplanted seedlings, particularly in the earlier stages. They gnaw into the husk and the tender roots, and more serious loss is caused when they nibble at the tender growing point. They may attack adult trees as well.
- Apply PDD 10% during the seedling stage and also spraying of chlorpyriphos is found to be effective.
- The application of waste oil on the trunk will control termites on the tree.
- Use chlorpyriphos 20 TC at 2 ml/ltr.
- Spray Neem oil 5% (50 ml/ltr) once on the base and up to 2 meters height of the trunk for effective control.