Ascopores are one septate, hyaline, obtuse-ellipsoid with upper cell slightly broader, The conidia of the fungus are carried by wind ,rain water and old dried infected leaves and they help to spread the diseaseÂ. Hind wings - white having a brown patch along the margin. Keep the banana field as weed free and remove the suckers timely. One or two applications of dormant oils should be applied to suppress established overwintering populations. While the taste and texture of the fruit within these peels remains unaffected, the exterior discoloration reduces the marketability of affected fruit. Zgoda jest dobrowolna i możesz w każdej chwili ją odwołać. Presence of dark coloured tunnels in the rhizomes. They cause rotting of the corms and act as a vector to the fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Worldwide, banana production is affected by numerous diseases and pests.            The beetles feed on the young leaves and skin of young fruits. Celphos (aluminium phosphide tablets), especially during Fact sheet on rugose spiralling whitefly, a recent invasive pest of coconut, banana and several other host plants in South India . Collect and destroy the damaged plant parts, Spray application of azinphosethyl, chlorphyriphos and monocrotophos, Severe infestation – spot application of Bt, Foliar spray with avanthe 1 ml in 100 ml of water, Field release of entomopathogenic fungus,Â. Tin general the nematode affected plants exhibit pale yellow leaves with dried margins. Spray  3 times with Carbendazim 0.1 per cent or Propicanozole 0.1 % or Mancozeb 0.25% or Calixin 0.1%  and teepol (sticking agent) at 10-15 days interval, as the disease starting from initial appearance of leaf specks in lower side of the leaf. Destroy all the volunteer plants and that could act as a source of thrips to spread to other plantings. Since scale insects may occur on all plant parts, every part of the plant must be checked. Collect and destroy the affected plant parts, Spray application of monocrotophos 36 WSC 0.04%. Hank pick and destroy the caterpillar, Collect and destroy the damaged plant parts, Summer ploughing to expose to the pupae, Spray application of azinphosethyl, chlorphyriphos and monocrotophos, Severe infestation – spot application of Bt, The adult beetles feed on the tender leaves and fruits and remain hidden under unfolded leaves. Consequent to feeding, the plants  show varying degree of yellowing, some get wilted and ultimately die. Biological Control. Internally, symptoms first become obvious in the xylem (water conducting) vessels of the roots and the rhizome. Adults start producing young one day after reaching maturity. The larval period lasts about 8-10 days. The infection, which occurs in perianth, spreads to fingers causing blackening of the skin, shrinkage and folding of the tissues. Fore wing - Stout moth with wavy white markings on the brown. Sun hemp and chrysanthemum should be grown 45 DAP of Banana and incorporated into the soil one month later. TNAU has developed devices that exploit the wandering behaviour of the insects and help in timely detection of insects in stored produce leading to timely control. The planting tools should be cleaned before being used in the field, Well decomposed manure should be used, Grow marigold in the inter space which serves as repellent and trap crop, Covering the field for 6 to 8 weeks with plastic after tilling and watering raises the soil temperature. Application of D-D @ 300 l / ha and EDB @ 150 kg / ha significantly controls the nematodes and increases the yield but is costly. They are endoparasites. TNAU Agritech portal is no exception and the mistakes pointed out by this blogger was corrected in their website immediately (within 12 hours). The disease results in premature ripening and shriveling of the fruits which are covered with pink spore masses. Bunches, pseudostem and the suckers should be sprayed chlorpyriphos, Soil application with Fipronil and Bifenthrin, Nymph and adult suck the plant sap and inject toxic saliva in the tissue. They are borne at the ends of tapering phialides, aggregated into rounded, mucilaginous translucent heads. Rolling of leaf margins, twisting and bunching of leaves at the crown and a rigid erectness in newly emerged leaves, The presence of dead or drying suckers is noticed in advanced cases referred as heart rot resulting from rotting of heart leaf and central portion of pseudostem, Primarily infected banana plants develop severe mosaic symptoms in young growth showing broadly streaked chlorotic or yellowish green bands and patches or chlorotic mottling distributed in patches over the leaf lamina, The leaves are narrower and smaller than normal and the infected plants are dwarf and lag behind in growth. The Indo-Malayan region is believed to be the place of origin. Identification of pest. Conidiophores are cylindrical, tapered towards the apex, hyaline, septate, branched and sub-hyaline towards the base, each with a single terminal phialidic aperture. Larva - Black with brown head having long brown hairs. As a result of infestation, the leaves get dry and seedling can easily be pulled out. It is known from India (Gujarat and Tamil Nadu) and Indonesia (Bogor). Remove and destroy infested plant material after harvest. The central core of the pseudostem is used as a vegetable. Banana should not be grown along with onion and other vegetables.Â. In case of severe infestation spray as in case of stem borer. Treat soil with Quinalphos 1.5 % or methyl parathion 2 % dust @ 0.25 kg / gunta before planting Suckers. Seen in … Banana Pest and Disease Management Tamil. Injection needle should reach only 2 or 3 leaf sheaths and without touching the centre core. Early symptoms of the infestation are the presence of small pinhead-sized holes on the stem, Fibrous extrusions from bases of leaf petioles. Newly emerged weevils are red brown, turning almost black after a few days. Total annual world production is estimated at 86 million tonnes of fruits. Application of DBCP @ 40 l / ha at planting time (May and June)  and 2.5 l / ha in October gave excellent control of nematodes (Luc and Vilardebo 1961). Any number of banana pests and diseases can derail a successful plantation, however, not to mention environmental banana plant problems such as cool weather and high winds. As symptoms progress into the pseudo-stem, continuous lines of discolouration are evident when the plant is cut longitudinally. are important predators of the banana weevil. The weevils can be collected by hand and destroyed. Field release of coccinelid predators like, Spray 0.07%. It  has a long life span and many adults live for  a year. Several banana pests and diseases have caused significant yield losses across production landscapes [5] and are a significant threat to global food security. Egg: elongate-oval, about 2 to 3 mm long and white in colour. Sucker selection from disease infested field should be avoided. They are free living, they are most commonly found between leaf sheaths, in the soil at the base of the mat or associated with crop residues. Nymph and adult infest leaves, pseudostem and fruits. Acervuli  are usually rounded or sometimes elongated, erumpent. Nymphs and adults presence on the lower surface of the leaves. No agricultural vehicles, tools (including shovels, knives and ladders) or equipment should be removed from, or brought on to, the farm without prior approval from management. TNAU Agritech Portal :: Crop Protection : Crop Insect Pests. Steinerma and Heterohabditis spp. Banana stumps kept in the field after harvest must be removed and destroyed as they serve as weevil refuges and breeding sites, Blackened mass coming out from pseudostem, Pale yellow streaks on the upper surface of leaves, Centre of the spots turns to grey colour, Microscopic view of Mycospharella musicola, Apply mud slurry mixed with neem oil 5% on the pseudostem five month after planting in heavily infested areas to prevent oviposition, Closely monitor the plants for the detection of oviposition punctureszxzsxz, Spray chlorpyriphos 20 EC or quinalphos 25 EC 2ml/lit. Tingid or Lace wing bug: Stephanitis typicus. Avoid susceptible varieties such as Rasthali, Monthan, Karpuravalli, Kadali, Rasakadali, Pachanadan etc. Spray applications should be timed to coincide with the crawler stage which is most susceptible to insectisides. Snails mature at around 5 to 15 months, depending on the temperature (with cold winter temperatures inducing hibernation and delaying sexual maturity). In summer, eggs hatch in about eight days Provide proper drainage and avoid water logging in the fields which favours infection. TNAU Agritech Portal :: Crop Protection. In the advanced stages of disease, affected plants may have a spiky appearance due to prominent upright apical leaves in contrast to the skirt of dead lower leaves. Hyphae are septate and hyaline.  Conidiaphores are short and simple and having macroconidia and microconidia. Application of Furadan 3G @ 20 gms or Phorate 10g @ 12 gms or neem cake @ 1/2 Kg. Dead scales do not fall from plants. FAO Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (1982, … These populations are generally covered in a heavy coating of white, curly 'wax' and a sugary secretion that is produced by the whitefly immatures. Collect and destroy egg masses and caterpillars, Use burning torch to kill the congregating larvae, Use light trap to attract and kill the adults, Spray chlorpyriphos 20 EC or quinalphos 25 EC 2ml/lit, Young larvae feed by scrapping the leaves from ventral surface. Application Pseudomonas fluorescens a bactericide can also be applied along with farmyard manure and neem cake. Egg: Eggs are not visible to the naked eye. This app covers the topics of Insect, Nematode, Fungal, Bacterial, Viral Disease. Flood fallowing for about 5 months destroys not only the Fusarium but also the burrowing nematodes. The adult weevils are black-coloured and measure 23-39 mm. Before planting, the suckers should be dipped in 0.1 per cent quinalphos emulsion. Planting of infested suckers do not establish and delay growth. The emerging larvae are fleshy, yellowish  white and apodous.  The larvae feed on tissues of the succulent sheath by tunnelling extensively and may reach as far as the true stem The fungus attacks the young banana fruits usually at the distal end, At the initial stage, small, circular, black spots develop on the affected fruits. Female nematodes live 2 to 3 months  and lay more than 100 eggs each. Initially the young grubs make several longitudinal tunnels in the surface tissue until they are able to penetrate to adjacent inner leaf-sheaths. Such plants do not produce bunches but as a virus reservoir, The casual agent of this disease is Cucumber mosaic virus(CMV). Water is required for the bacteria to invade into the plant. Infestation of the weevil normally starts in 5 month old plants. They appear to be “bunched” at the top of the plant, the symptom for which this disease is named. Eggs: Laid at random on cut ends of pseudostem, yellowish-white, cylindrical in shape Grub: Apodous, creamy white with dark brown head Pupa: Pale yellow colour, fibrous cocoon formed inside the tunneling on the periphery Adult: Robust, reddish brown and black weevil Caterpillar scraping the chlorophyll content and windowing in unfurled leaves. The nematode causes very thin lesion on the roots. During the advanced stages of infestation,  when split open the stem, exhibits extensive tunnelling both in the leaf sheath and in the pseudostem, Rotting occurs due to secondary infection of pathogens and a foul odour is emitted.Â. Virus is disseminated by suckers and Aphis gossypi. Drench suckers 2% bleaching powder to control the disease in field at planting followed by another drenching the soil after 3rd month of planting to control the pathogen. Infest 41 locations in four districts in Kerala state. The virus is isometic, linear positive sense and single stranded RNA. Use of rhizomes with dead central buds and active lateral buds prevents the appearance of the disease. Grub: The front margin of the wings is made up of a fringe of black hairs and, when at rest, these give the adult thrips a characteristic longitudinal black stripe down the middle of the abdomen. Meloidogyne spp. Field release coccinelid predators such as lacewings and ladybird beetles exert some control over rust thrips on the plant, and ants may be effective in removing some of the pupae in the soil. Treat the cut end of the leaf petiole with Chlorpyriphos (2.5ml/lit) + 1 ml sticking agent, After harvesting of banana bunch cut the tree at base and treat it with 100ml Carbaryl (2g/lit) or apply 10g Beauveria bassiana, Swab the cut surface of the longitudinal split traps with 20g of Beauveria bassiana fungus or Heterorhabditis indica nematode and the weevils die on their own due to infection. Regular checking of fruit under the bunch covers is essential to ensure that damage is not occurring. Infected fruits become black and rotten. Not a fly at all, but a relative of the bugs, spiraling whitefly derives its name from the characteristic egg spirals that the adult whitefly lays on foliage and fruit. It is widely used as a fresh fruit. Bunch covers (which cover the full length of the bunch) do provide some protection if applied very early. Conidia are hyaline, oblong to cylindrical. These are endoparasites and are very similar to R. similes in habit. Proper fertilization prevents the infection, Protective spraying when the fruit is still young with Bordeaux mixture 1%, Pre-harvest spray with Prochloroz 0.2% or Carbendazim 0.1% or Chlorothalonil 0.2% four times at fortnightly interval is highly effective, Post harvest dipping of fruits in mycostatin 440 ppm or Aureofunginsol 100 ppm or Carbendazim 400 ppm or Benomyl 1000 ppm, The distal bud should be removed when all the hands opened to prevent infection. This disease is more pronounced on young suckers leading to rotting and emitting of foul odour, Roting of collar region is a commonest symptom followed by epinasty of leaves, which dry out suddenly, If affected plants are pulled out it comes out from the collar region leaving the corm with their roots in the soil, Splitting of pseudostem is common in late stage of infection in cultivars Robusta, Grand Naine and Thella Chakkerakeli, When affected plants are cut open at collar region yellowish to reddish ooze is seen, In early stage of infection dark brown or yellow water soaked areas are more in the cortex area, In advance stage the interiror lesions may decay to such extent that cavities surrounded by dark spongy tissues are formed, This soft rotting may spread radially towards growing point through the cortical tissues. Snails begin laying eggs at six months of age and fecundity lasts approximately 400 days. Conidiophores are solitary or in small groups. Destruction of weeds and alternate hosts. For a complete list of exotic pests of banana, contact Australian Banana Growers’ Council for a copy of the industry biosecurity plan. Banana aphid populations are often tended by ant species. Marigold (Tagetes spp) grown as an intercrop cum trap crop in Banana field resulted in significant reduction of root lesion nematode population and increased the yield. Banana aphid, Pentalonia nigronervosa f. typicaÂ, Tingid or Lace wing bug, Stephanitis typicusÂ, Fruit rust thrips, Chaetanaphothrips signipennis, LEAF FEEDERS Later on, the centre of these spots turns to light grey colour surrounded by yellow halo, The spots often coalesce to form large irregular patches of dried tissue, Rapid drying and defoliation of leaves are the characteristic feature of this disease, Normally 15-18 leaves are necessary at the time of shooting for bunch development, but due to Sigatoka leaf spot it is difficult to maintain 15 leaves, In severe cases, immature bunches fail to fill outÂ, The fingers of bunch in affected plants tend to remain undersized and angular but pulp starts ripening, This disease is caused by Mycospharella musicola fungus by the characteristics of the conidia and conidiophores, The conidiophores are bottle shaped and bear conidia. Anthracnose; … ˜ere-fore, early detection of pests and diseases in the field is a first crucial step. Deep ploughing of field is a good practice. Pupa: white and about 12 mm long. Dip the suckers in Monocrotophos solution (14 ml in 1 lit water) for about 20 minutes to kill the eggs and grubs of the corm weevil . A. Pests of National Signifi cance ... Banana and plantains are grown in about 120 countries. Dark green, hook-like extensions of the leaf lamina veins can be seen in the narrow, light-green zone between the midrib and the lamina. Macroconidia usually produced abundantly, slightly sickle-shaped, thin-walled, with an attenuated apical cell and a foot-shaped basal cell. Nematode causes reddish-brown to black,elongated lesions which are readily seen when the roots are split open. The disease is characterized by the presence of typical mosaic-like or discontinuous linear streaking in bands extending from margin to midrib. View full-text. Hot and damp weather with plenty  of rainfall  trigger the disease to occur. The banana … White Grub is a polyphagus pest  and feed on almost all kharif season crops. Skills in Eng Faculty TNAU kat@tnau.ac.in: Download: 6 Crop Pests & Stored Grain Pests & their Mgmt Faculty TNAU kat@tnau.ac.in: Download: 7 Crop Physiology Faculty TNAU Disc -on-stump traps and old pseudostems can be used for trapping weevils. The banana pseudostem is also used for manufacturing paper and boards. In later stage the whole seedling withers. Banana aphid, Pentalonia nigronervosa. The young grubs after hatching in the soil headed towards the roots and start feeding on them. The pared sets should be dipped in a Bordeaux mixture – DBCP paste (made by mixing 20 kg hydrated lime, 20 kg copper sulphate, 1288 ml 70% DBCP and 455 litres of water). Application of bio control agents like Trichoderma viride @ 25 g for 4 times once at the time of planting in the planting pit and remaining doses at third, fifth and seventh month after planting, Application of T.harzianum Th-10, as dried banana leaf formulation @ 10g/platn in basal + top dressing on 2,4,and 6 months after planting, Dipping the planting materials in spore suspension of P.fluorescens at 10g per plant at 3,5 and 7 months after planting, Machinery and equipment should be treated with a  sanitary solution such as Farmcleanse®. This insect sometimes live in the heart of the pseudostem within the roll of the central leaf. secondary pests into primary nature, environmental contamination and residue hazards, destruction of natural enemies of insect pests, expenses on pesticides, equipment, labour etc. Application of 60 to 100 g of neem seed powder or neem cake at planting and then at four months intervals significantly diminished pest damage and increased yields. , 1996; Elay abalan et al. The virions are flexuous filamentous, The virus is transmitted through aphid vectors such as Aphis goosypii, Pentolonia nigronervasa and Rhopalosiphum maidis. Conidia are narrow and multiseptateÂ, Perithecia are dark brown to balck, amphiceous, erumpent, ostiolate, Asci are oblong, clavate. Disc-on-stump traps can be used for trapping weevils. Removal and destruction of affected leaves. Symptoms of damage. The spread of the disease is by air-borne conidia and numerous insects which frequently visit banana flowers also spread the diseaseÂ, The disease is favoured by high atmospheric temperature and humidity, wounds and brusies caused in the fruit and susceptibility of the variety, Practice crop rotation with paddy or sugarcane, Keep the field free of weeds and provide good drainage, Fruit should be free from infection and as possible before it is transported, stored and ripened. Termites feed on cellulose in the roots of seedling. Death of unopened pipe, withering of outer leaves. Crop Diseases. Disc-on-stump traps consist of corn slices placed on top of harvested plants cut at the rhizome.  External feeding on foliage and fruits. Fore wing - Stout moth with wavy white markings on the brown. This app covers the topics of Planting materials and other topics. Video on tropical race 4 Panama disease. Their eggs are laid in batches of 100-400 and are spherical to oval in shape, approximately 5 mm in diameter and cream to yellow in colour. Vector of bunchy top disease. Use of calcium arsenate and Metaldehyde under expert supervision in areas of high infestation. Drench with Methoxy Ethyl Mercuric Chloride (Emisan-6) 0.1 / or Sodium hypochlorite 10% or Bleaching powder 20g /litre/tree. Two eye-like dark patches at the base of the wings are characteristic of adult rust thrips. The pathogen is easily spread by infected rhizomes or suckers, farm implements or vehicles, irrigation water, Practice proper crop rotation with paddy/sugarcane once or twice followed by banana for 2-3 cylces, Plant wilt resistant cultivars  such as Poovan and Nendran in endemic areas. Use clean planting material – This can be done by selecting vigourous healthy planting material, Hot water treatment of corms at 52 to 55°C for 15 to 27 minutes, Suckers should be pruned periodically and infested pseudostems must be removed from the field and destroyed.Â, Crop rotation with non host crops like paddy and sugarcane, Ensure proper fertilization and free from weeds at all times, Use mulch away from the banana stool leaving a clear ring about 60 cm from the base of the stool to keep the roots growing towards the surface and to avoid moist conditions near the stool, which will attract banana weevils, Do not take regular crop in the same field to avoid initial infestation, Removal of pseudo stems below ground level, Avoid growing Robusta, Karpooruvally, Malbhog, Champa and Adukkar, Grow less susceptible varieties like Poovan, Kadali, Kunnan, Poomkalli. This is a monomorphic species; workers are similar in appearance regardless of their duty within the colony. These lesions are clearly seen when an infected root is split longitudinally. After harvesting the bunch remove and destroy the pseudostem from ground level so as to avoid it serving as a breeding site for the pest. Avoid mattacking (leaving the plant after bunch harvest for recycling of nutrients) in weevil endemic areas. Malathion insecticide on banana seedlings. Sampling are the largest herbaceous perennial plants in the world. Collect and destruct beetles in kerosene mixed water and using light traps / pheromone traps during night hours. The plant is tall, tropical and tree-like with a sturdy main pseudostem (not a true stem as it is made of rolled leaf bases) with the leaves arranged spirally at the top. Amblypelta nitida Stål, the fruitspotting bug, and Amblypelta lutescens lutescens (Distant), the banana spotting bug, are major pests of tropical fruit in Queensland (Waite, 1990). Heavily infested plants appear unhealthy and produce little new growth. Banana aphid; Banana flower thrips; Banana fruit caterpillar; Banana rust thrips; Banana scab moth; Banana weevil borer; Banana-silvering thrips; Banana-spotting and fruit-spotting bugs; Cluster caterpillar; Fruit piercing moths; Queensland fruit fly; Spider mite; Two-spotted mite; Sugarcane bud moth; Diseases. In case of severe infestation the plants may fall off on slight push by hand or wind. After harvest, the bunches should be transported to the store house without causing any bruises to them.  The transported bunches should be stored carefully at 7 to 10 degree c. Avoid contamination in collecting places, during transport and in ripening rooms, The disease is characterized by the presence of spindle shaped pinkish to reddish streaks on pseudostem, midrib and peduncle, Typical mosaic and spindle shaped mild mosaic streaks on bracts, peduncle and fingers also observed, Suckers exhibit unusual reddish brown streaks at emergence and separation of leaf sheath from central axis, Clustering of leaves at crown with a travelers palm appearance, elongated peduncle and half filled hands are its characteristic symptom, The disease is caused by a virus belonging to potyvirus group. A biological control agent (a parasitoid) was originally established in Torres Strait in 1992 by DPI&F entomologists from Brisbane. Pesticides. It nests in burrows, gulches, rock piles, rock walls, wastelands, fields, and embankments.  It causes great damage to sugarcane, banana, pineapple, coconuts, coffee, and other fruit and vegetable crops. Dependent on the temperature, the babies will hatch in anything from 5 to 21 days. Traditional pest and disease identifica - Disc-on-stump traps consist of corm slices placed on top of harvested plants cut at the rhizome. For more detailed information, click the links below : Rhizome weevil: Cosmopolites sordidus Hard scale: Aspidiotus destructor Pseudostem borer: Odoiporus longicollis Fruit rust thrips: Chaetanaphothrips signipennis Banana aphid: Pentalonia nigronervosa f. typica Castor hairy caterpillar: Pericallia ricini Tingid or Lace wing bug: Stephanitis typicus Adult : Small to medium sized aphids, shiny, reddish to dark brown or almost black. Such traps are laid randomly in the field @ 25 traps per acre. It is ssDNA virus belonging to Nanoviridae family and babu virus genus. Banana scale moth caterpillars feed on young leaves, which show scale like scars and refuse of larvae. Scales also feed on trunks and stems of plants. bananas should be harvested just before or at the first sign of rat damage, then hung upside-down in a rat-free environment until ripe. Use of pheromone trap @ 25 traps /ha to destroy the weevil populations. Apply biocontrol agents like Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae,an entomopathogenic fungus, in the banana fields and it causes more than 90% mortality of the weevils. straints. Larva: The wingless creamy white larvae are smaller but have the same shape as the adult. This treatment completely coated the set in a persistent nematicidal preparation. Yellowing of leaves and rusty growth over fruit. A number of insect pests can affect banana plants. MApps C-DAC Hyderabad. Use of well decomposed organic manure. Pupa: Pupae are white, 1 mm in length, similar to the larvae and can crawl. The RNA is surrounded by a protein coat consisting of 32 copies  of single structural protein which form isometric particles, The primary transmission is through use of infected daughter suckers from diseased palnts and the secondary spread of the disease is through melon aphid, Aphis gossypii  and Aphids maidis, Infected suckers should not be used for planting, Growing pumpkin, cucumber and other cucurbits between the rows of banana crop should be avoided, Dry heat treatment of suckers at 40 degree C for one day inactivated the virus, Early detection by regular inspection of planting and eradication of diseased plants from the field as soon as they are noticed, Use of high input crop management of system comprising of 10 kg farm yard manure at the time of planting and subsequently at an interval of 3 months. Checking of bunches, reduction in total weight and size of fruits are also encountered as a result of heavy infestation. Article: AI-powered banana diseases and pest detection A recent paper has been published and examines the use of Artificial Intelligence in 'just-in-time' crop disease detection in banana. Pupa: The causal organism of nematode is Burrowing nematode (Radopholus similis), Root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus coffeae), Root knot nematode ( Meloidogyne incognita), Sprial nematode(Helicotylenchus multicinctus) Adult - Grey coloured with dark spots on the pinkish hind wings. The nose is roundly pointed, ears rather short, eyes medium size, hind feet dark on underside.  Females have four pairs of nipples. Use of salt to kill the pest as it alters the soil pH, The application of salt will become untenable during rainy days, The meat of the snails thus killed will rot with foul smell, Release predators  like predatory snail (Euglandina rosea), flatworms (Platydemus manokwari) and  pathogens in the field,  Metal salt-based molluscicides as snail baits and snail pellets. For established infestations, apply a second application in two weeks. Use certified suckers free from nematodes. Egg: Eggs are cream in colour and cylindrical in shape with rounded ends. Adult - Female circular, semi transparent and pale brown. Use thrips-free planting material or tissue-cultured bananas and, if possible, hot water treatment  prior to planting. Control. Externally, the first obvious signs of disease in most varieties are wilting and a light yellow colouring of the lower leaves, most prominent around the margins. These patches can be used to distinguish from the smaller males of the banana flower thrips. Inspect plants closely at weekly intervals, especially plants where scale problems have occurred in the past. Provide mechanical barriers in and around the infected plants, Initially, appearance of pale yellow or greenish streaks parallel to the veins on the upper surface of the leaves. 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