Management of Jute Leaf Mosaic Through Vector Control and Cultural Practices
K. M. Khalequzzaman,
Md. Abid Hussain,
Md. Alauddin Khan
A field study was conducted to study some cultural treatments to find out an effective method, alternative to spraying of insecticide, for controlling vector to manage jute leaf mosaic disease. Five treatments viz. T1 (Malathion 57 E.C), T2 (field sanitation with rouging), T3 (Hanging of polythene strips), T4 (extra dose of nitrogen) and T5 (control) were assigned randomly having four replications. T2 and T4 showed best performance on all the parameters including leaf mosaic of jute. However, the highest yield of raw jute 3091.5 kg ha-1 and stick 5709.6 ha-1 was obtained from T4 and the second highest 2541.6 kg ha-1 of raw jute and 5039.1 kg ha-1 of stick were obtained in T2. A combination of collection and use of seeds from healthy plants, one insecticidal spray around 30 days after emergence (DAE), combined with field sanitation with rouging several times in the growth period and application of an extra booster dose of nitrogen at around 45 DAE may be prescribed to farmers of Mymensingh region of Bangladesh.
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