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Tag: Brown Plant Hopper

October rains make Odisha farmers vulnerable to Chakada, Mite attacks!

Bhubaneswar: For Odisha, it seems disaster management is limited to evacuation of people before any cyclone. Pest management triggered by unseasonal rainfall looks apparently a Greek to its lexicon of disaster management. When IMD made a forecast of unseasonal rains from October 23 – 25 in as many as 15 districts, the agriculture department is […]

duplicate pesticide for chakada menace
Deogarh farmers in distress, allege supply of duplicate pesticides for ‘Chakada’

Deogarh: Already declared a drought-hit district, the worries of farmers in Deogarh are far from over with crops in hundreds of hectares of farmland on the verge of destruction allegedly due to the poor quality of pesticides being provided to them to fight the Brown Plant Hopper (Chakada Poka) menace. As per reports, three blocks […]

Farmers gherao DDA office in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture (DDA) in Sambalpur was gheroaed by farmers today alleging widespread crop damage due to pest attack in several parts of the district. According to sources, hundreds of acres of land with standing paddy crops in Sambalpur have been affected by Brown Plant Hopper (BPH), popularly known […]

Despair of pest menace forces farmer to torch cropland

Bargarh: In an extreme step of despondency, Brunda Sahu, a villager of Kalapani in Bargarh district, torched half acre of his cultivated land, unable to bear the brown plant hopper (BPH) attack that damaged his maize crops to a large extent. According to sources, almost half acre of the cropland cultivated by Sahu was affected […]