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Garden Deco – How to protect the plants from insects?

How to protect the plants from insects?

Plants are basic food for all the phytophagic insects, they eat the soft part of plant and make it ugly in appearance. So, in this blog I will discuss about How to protect the plants from insects.

Variety selection: – The horticulture department has discovered many varieties which are insect repellent, so before planting a particular plant try to buy a variety which has capacity to repel the insects.

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Insect attractants: – If you have already set the garden and there are so many insects in it then grow certain plants on the corners which are insect attractants, these plants will attract all the insects from the garden, examples of such plants are: – castor plant, marigold.

 

 

Fruit fly traps: – These are traps which are used to collect the fruit flies which lay eggs and produce larvae. So, placing the apple cider vinegar can help to collect the fruit flies.

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Yellow sticky traps: – These are the sticky traps in yellow colour, insects are always attracted towards the yellow shade, when they sit on the yellow strap they get stick to it, so it is the best way to control the insects from plants.

 

 

 

Light traps: – If you see more insect at the night time apply the high frequency lights away from plants, it will attract all the insects towards itself and plants will not get effected.

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insect protector sheet

 

 

Covering with net: – White nets are used to cover the plants, it gives protection against the grasshoppers.

Detergent Water: – Mix some detergent soap in the water and apply on the plants, it will remove all the insects from it.

How to protect the plants from insects

Organic control: – For the control of insects we can use certain home remedies too.

(a) Neem Oil: – Collect some 30-35 leaves of neem, 7-10 akk leaves, 5-gram tobacco, boil this material in 2 glasses of water till the water halves, once it cools down the solution is ready for use. Its quantity used should be 10ml per litre of water at one time.

(b) Turmeric water: – If you don’t have ingredients for making the neem oil you can use 2 spoons of turmeric in one glass of water. It will help in repelling the insects.

(c) Bio enzymes: – For preparing 5 litres of bio enzyme, we use 1.5 kg citrus or any fruit peels or direct fruit, 500 g of jaggery and one small packing of yeast, add all these and stir properly, cover with the lid, open the lid once a week and stir it, keep it for 3 months, once the bubbles start coming the bio enzyme is ready to use, it does not allow the insect to come near the plant. It is a nutrient provider and insect repellent.

Insects are of two types on the basis of their eating style biting type and sucking type, both have different functioning. Most of the insects comes in the category of biting type.

Sucking insects suck the sap and shrunken the plant. Examples: – aphis, thrips, mosquitoes etc.

If the organic method of insect control does not work well for the plants then you may use the chemical control methods, for sucking type of insect the recommendation by the university is thiamathoxam @ 4 ml per litre of water or [email protected] 1.5 ml per litre of water is used.

Eating type of insects eats the parts of plants and makes the hole in it. Examples: – larve of insects.

For the control larvae you can use quinalphos @ 4ml per litre of water and in case of eating fly you can use Emamectin benzoate @ 2 g per litre water.

These chemicals are effective for the control of insects.

Soil borne insects such as white grubs or termites can be controlled by the chlorpyriphos 50% @ 4 ml per litre of water.

I personally recommend you to use the organic or natural way for the control of insects as chemicals can kill the insects but can also harm the plants and environment and ultimately the humans or if you are using the chemical use a recommended dose of it.