"Help! Help! Harvest of the invasion of caterpillars die "- so shout rudnevtsy already took up shovels to dig ahead of parasites and surviving tubers.
— It was not just potatoes and carrots — complains Galina Plechikova, which brought the ravenous creatures Doctors' Rosselhoztsentra. " It confirmed that it — winter moth.
How to deal with it, the editorial staff was asked to speak rayonki A. Mironov, chief agronomist Pronsky rayotdela branch FSI "Rosselhoztsentr."
— In Pronsk district in areas of the private sector did note a strong first generation of caterpillars harmfulness polyphagous pest — turnip moth that harm young potatoes, beet plants, carrots, onions and other crops — noted agronomist.
He also said that surveys in agricultural crops revealed the presence of moths and damage to the crops. Need for immediate control measures.
First, include plots the field clean of weeds state, especially in the first and second week of August, when there is usually egg-laying moths of the second generation, which will significantly reduce the number and harmfulness of the object.
Second, inter-row cultivation on fields cultivated crops not only destroy the weeds, but also cause the death of eggs and caterpillars.
Third, chemical control: apply granular insecticides — "Thunder" (30 grams per hundred), "Grizzly" (20 grams per one hundred square meters) and other drugs in accordance with the rules of application (Akhtar, Regent, Commander). Processing carried out in the late evening.
Fourth, suitable early plowing plots, fields, runaway potatoes, vegetables. It causes death in the soil moth larvae and pupae.
In private farms to combat this pest requires autumn plowing land.
During the summer butterflies recommended way to catch bait for fermented juice, jam, syrup and other sugar products. Timely protective measures on crops will reduce the harmfulness of the winter moth.