Rice Diseases and Insect Pests to Seriously Hit Zhejiang in 2012Summary: In 2012 diseases and insect pests of major crops, especially rice, will occur moreseriously in Zhejiang Province (an eastern coastal province of China) over last year.Tags:
insecticide, rice disease, insect pest, pymetrozine, buprofezin, chlorpyrifos, imidacloprid,abamectin, rape disease According to Zhejiang Plant Protection Station (ZPPS), in 2012 diseases and insect pests of major crops, especially rice, will occur more seriously in Zhejiang Province (an eastern coastal province of China) over last year, based on factors mainly including the cardinal number of overwinteringdiseases and insect pests, crop distribution, weather trend, etc., according to CCM International’sMay issue of
.It is expected that the occurrence of diseases and insect pests of wheat and rape will moderatelyoccur, while that of rice will be serious. Among rice pests, the damage of migratory pests such asrice brown plant hopper and rice leaf folder will be as serious as that in 2011, and that of firstgeneration of chilo suppressalis and rice sheath blight will be moderate.The total stricken area of rice diseases and insect pests will accumulatively reach around 8.00million ha. in Zhejiang in 2012 with 0.67 million ha. increase compared with 7.33 million ha. in 2011. And rice plant hopper is the most serious insect pest, followed by chilo suppressalis and rice leaf folder.White-backed plant hopper and brown plant hopper will moderately to seriously occur, withoccurrence area of about 1.33 million ha. and 1.67 million ha. respectively. And the areas in whichrice leaf folder's occurrence will be moderate to serious will hit about 2 million ha. The occurrenceof rice stem borer, especially chilo suppressalis, varies in different regions, covering stricken area of 0.67 million ha. In the north of Zhejiang, the population of sesamia inferens will very likely rise.Recommended insecticides to control brown rice plant hopper mainly include pymetrozine,buprofezin, chlorpyrifos, DDVP and isoprocarb; those for white backed planthopper includeimidacloprid, pymetrozine, buprofezin, nitenpyram and thiamethoxam; and those for control of riceleaf roller mainly include abamectin, emamectin benzoate, chloantraniliprole, indoxacarb,phenthoate and profenofos.