CropPest DSS
Whitebacked planthopper (WBPH), Sogatella furcifera (Horvath)

White backed planthopper (WBPH), Sogatella furcifera (Horvath) on rice is one of the most important sucking pests in India in many rice growing tracts. Some of the factors responsible for severe infestaton levels are introduction of high-yielding but susceptible varieties (HYVs), high input use especially use of nitrogenous fertilizers and use of broad spectrum synthetic pesticides. Serious incidence of WBPH coincides with maximum tillering stage with appearance of ‘hopper burn’ symptoms towards crop maturity stage. WBPH nymphs and adults are found on the upper portion of the stems, with the majority at the junction between leaves and stems. Both nymphs and adults suck sap and actively multiply under congenial weather conditions. Planting time, which is dependent on the incident rainfall or water availability for irrigation has a significant bearing on the timing of initial population, its build-up and coincidence with susceptible crop growth stage with conducive temperatures and relative humidity. Temperature is a key driver of WBPH development, survival and reproduction. User can forecast the timing of pest generations by providing inputs such as daily temperature (max and min) for the location since the time of pest observation under field conditions (date) and pest stage observed. Pest forecast can be applied to the location by selecting the State and District as well.

Date of Transplanting / Direct Sowing (dd/mm/yyyy)
Upload Weather Data File
 Sample Data file in csv format
BioFix Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
Observed Life Stage in field as on BioFix Date
Accumulated Degreeday Forecast
Select State
Select District

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Whitebacked planthopper Eggs
Whitebacked planthopper Nymphs
Whitebacked planthopper Adults
Whitebacked planthopper Adults