Plant protection


  • It is generally not needed for Bajra Napier grass, guinea grass and buffalo grass. But in Teosinte and Deenanath, there may be some pests (aphids, shoot fly) and diseases (rust, leaf spot etc.)
  • Since they are mainly used as fodder crops, the occurrence of pests and disease at later stages (beyond 40 days) may not affect the crop yield and quality to a greater level.
  • If they occur in the early stage, we have to resort to plant protection. It must be borne in mind that the crop should not be fed within 30 days of pesticide/fungicide application, to avoid any residual toxicity to animals.
Last modified: Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 8:55 AM