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Preventive Control

Natural enemies


  1. Braconid
  2. Trichogramma


  1. Praying mantis
  2. Spider

Cultural and management practices

  1. Intercropping sorghum with cowpea reduces the incidence of pod borer.
  2. Proper selection of beans and legumes' cultivars that are resistant to pod borers. Ask for assistance from your local agriculturist office for the availability in your area.
  3. Practice crop rotation. Planting non-leguminous crops every cropping season breaks the life cycle of bean pod borers.
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