Mix acephate 0.5g, 2 ml of pongamia oil and 1 ml sticker and make an emulsion
(add a little water and shake thoroughly in a bottle) and make the volume to 1 lt and spray for thrips management. Alternately, spray Acephate 75 SP @ 1.5 g/l or fipronil (1 ml/l) or lamda cyhalothrin 5 EC (0.75 ml/l) or imidacloprid 200 SL (0.3 ml/l) alternately at fortnightly interval. Never repeat the same chemical again and again.
Tomato fruit borer are also serious pests in chilli and capsicum. These affect the marketable value of the chilli crop to a great extent, if proper care is not taken. Spray specific NPV of the borer species
Foliar application of Dimethoate (0.2%) is recommende whenever aphid attack is observed.
Use marigold as trap crop (one row of marigold for every 18 rows of chilli) for managing tomato borer.
Collect and destroy egg masses and immature larvae of tobacco caterpillar.
Use poison baiting. Mix 10 Kg rice bran and 1kg of jaggery in the morning. In the evening add 250 g of methomyl 40 SP carefully and sprinkle over ridges. Caterpillars get attracted to the fermenting jaggery, eat the mixture and get killed
Repeat the baiting 2-3 times, if necessary