Eriophyte attack in coconut.

Coconut    Tirunelveli

What is the reason for Eriophyte attack in coconut?What is the management measures?

Posted by: Bharath Krishnan (1 point) Bharath Krishnan
Posted: August 24, 2017


Well, generally it is very hard to tell why Eriophyid mite attack coconut, but plainly eriophyid mite have a narrow host range, i.e., it infests only palm species like Cocos nucifera (coconut), Borassus flabellifer (toddy palm), Lytocaryum weddellianum and Syagrus romanzoffiana (queen palm).

According to Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), "spraying infested coconut with a mixture of 2 per cent neem oil, garlic and soap mixture has been found to be effective." For more information on how to prepare the mixture and best time to spray please see the below link


Also provide proper fertilizer and water to trees so that it can withstand mite damage.

Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: August 24, 2017

Bharath Krishnan commented,
Thank u sir
almost 3 years ago.

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