Insect infestation is characterized by painted spots on the leaves of vegetables such as peas, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins. This pest eats the green matter in the leaves and causes the leaves to burn. The leaves may dry out quickly if not taken care of as it can spread the attack. In some cases, insect infestations can be so severe, that they will completely destroy a farmers crops for that entire season. Insect infestations can also affect live stock and other animals, causing them to get infections and die. Insect infestation usually occurs in very dry regions, because they are attracted to the dryness. Infestations also often happen in places with strong wind currents, because the insects travel with the wind. A current example of Insect infestation is can be found in Western Canada, especially in Saskatchewan. They have many instances of infestation in their agriculture. For example, the cereal sector is one of there most important sectors in that region, yet they have over 20 species of pests attacking their crops. Many different types of insects causes problems for them, such as Grass Hoppers, wire worms, cut worms, and many more. There are also 8 different species of flea beetles that usually attack Mustard, Canola, and rap seed crops.
- Place the blue sticky trap.
- Put the neem cake at the base of the plant.
- Sprinkle neem oil emulsion (7 am) on the leaves.
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