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Green Leafhopper (Wereng hijau)

23 March 2022
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The role of green leafhoppers (WH) in the rice cropping system is essential because GLH is a vector of tungro disease, one of Indonesia’s most important viral diseases. The ability of GLH as an inhibitor in the rice farming system is highly dependent on tungro virus disease. As a pest, GLH is commonly found in technically irrigated rice systems and rain-fed ecosystems but is not common in upland rice ecosystems. GLH sucks the liquid from inside the leaf margins and does not like the midrib or the middle leaves. GLH causes yellow to orange-yellow rice leaves, decreased tiller number, and stunted plant growth (shortened). Fertilization of high nitrogen elements significantly triggers the development of GLH.

GLH is generally controlled in a package with tungro control. It is recommended to plant tungro-resistant varieties such as Tukad, Petanu, Kalimas, and Bondoyudo and use insecticides. Several insecticides are effective, especially with active ingredients such as BPMC, bufrezin, imidcloprid, carbofuran, MIPC, or tiamethoxam. Nephottetix virescens N. nigropictus N. cinticeps N. malayanus

Source: Putra, R. (2018). Hama dan penyakit tanaman padi dan deskripsi padi sawah. Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian Kepulauan Riau.