Finger Millet ( Plant Protection )

Improved varieties have fairly good tolerance to major diseases like blasts and blight and need no chemical protection measures against diseases.

Early planted crop generally escapes from insect damage. Crop planted after December may be attacked, initially by shoot fly and later on by stalk borers, and sometimes by aphids. African army worm which attacks suddenly may also cause severe damage to the crop, hence it is advisable to monitor their incidence on a regular basis during the vegetative period. If the crop is attacked control should be effected timely by using a long lasting broad spectrum insecticide like Fastac.

Birds are generally not a serious problem on finger millet. If necessary, normal manual scaring is recommended.


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Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Harvesting | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province