What is the best insecticide for rice bug?

Spray aromatic (like lemongrass) soap solution to expel the rice bug. Use “prahok” (local ‘cheese’ in Cambodia) near the field to attract the rice bug and kill it. Use a mosquito net in the early morning or late afternoon to remove the rice bug, crush it and put it in water then spray it to expel other rice bugs.

What is the best insecticide for rice?

Popular rice insecticides



Copper sulfate pentahydrate and diflubenzuron are narrow-spectrum pesticides that have a moderate duration impact, lasting between a few days and two weeks. Lambda-cyhalothrin, malathion and zeta-cypermethrin are all broad-spectrum pesticides used on rice.

Can you eat rice with rice weevil?

Simple answer is no. Eating a weevil or it’s eggs is not harmful to humans. If they are in flour or rice then once the grain is cooked they will add nothing more than a crunch to your food.

Can you still eat rice with bugs?

You might be wondering whether it’s safe to eat weevils in food. Yes, it is completely safe to eat weevils, including the eggs, larvae, and adult weevils. However, just as you would with meat, it’s recommended that you cook them first.

What do they spray on rice?

Mostly, when they spray herbicides, farmers mix these with pesticides such as Abamectin, Chlorpyrifos, or Cypermethrin. Around 4-5 days later, farmers will check if these have worked and if not, they will apply another mix of chemicals (called dry control).

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How do you manage pests and diseases?

The best way to control both pests and diseases is to keep plants healthy.

  1. Build healthy soil. Healthy soil provides a home to friendly insects and helps prevent many plant diseases.
  2. Plant resistant varieties. …
  3. Space plants correctly. …
  4. Plant at the right times.
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