This year the damage caused by the green worm in some cases reduced considerably the expected production.

   The population growth of green and ping worm (therefore and the loses cause to the cotton plantations) during the new cultivating season depends heavily on their hibarnating population.

As it is knowed the green worm hibarnates in the form of larve in the ground.Therefore the smaller the population that hibarnates and evolves during spring the better the protection of the cotton plantations is.For that purpose it is deemed necessary to proceed to the appropriate cultivation operations right after the cotton harvest in order to minimise the population of the hibarnating insects.

   These cultivation operations include the immediate, after the harvest, strain cutting of the cotton plantations and the inclusion of their residues while tilthing with plow in depth of 20-25 cetimetrers. Therefore we have complete soil inversion and complete inclusion of the strain cut residues that  leads to:

  • Immediate destruction of the larvae in the soil and plant residues
  • Exposure of the larvae to hostile climatic and soil conditions
  • Transfer of larvae in depth of 20-25 centimeters in order to make the larvae unable to surface
  • Destruction of surface tunnels meking the surface of larvae unable

CAUTION: The use of alternative cultivation methos, other than tilthing with plow,fails to produce complete soil inversion therefore it is not a effective method for the prevesion and efficient control of the green worm problem.