Pest controlling plants
- Protect vegetable seedlings and seedbeds with floating row covers
- Light traps. Use light traps during early stages of flower development to attract and kill mango leafhooper adults. To install a light trap, hang the source of light (electric bulb or kerosene operated lamp) on the tree. Place a basin containing a mixture of soap and water (1:10) underneath the light. Hoppers which are attracted to the light are drowned in the solution. One light trap is required per hectare of mango
- Pruning. Prune the crowded branches of a mango tree to allow good light penetration and makes it unfavorable for hopper development.