In contrast, the majority of the cane toad's diet consisted of beneficial arthropods, such as fire ants that consume brown plant hopper
nymphs and the eggs of golden apple snails.
Filipino rice farmers could avert incurring millions in losses caused by pests, particularly the brown plant hopper
(BPH), by planting insect-resistant varieties, according to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
(1998) assessed the efficacy of neem formulations for the control of jassid and brown plant hopper
of rice and reported neem products were safer to predatory mirid bug, Cyrtorhinus lividipennis and predatory spiders.
The two new products announced by Parijat Industries include Leonis for whitefly on cotton and Mojati for brown plant hoppers
, green leaf hoppers and white backed plant hopper
These friendly pests eat at least 100 Brown Plant Hopper
popularly known as Kala Tela in a day and speedily increase their population through reproduction.
hysterophorus is currently done by a number of insect species and two rust pathogens, that have been introduced to control this weed: Epiblema strenuana (stem galling moth), Listronotus setosipennis (stem weevil), Zygogramma bicolorata (leaf beetle), Smicronyx lutulentus (seed weevil), Conotrachelus albocinereus (stem galling weevil), Bucculatrix parthenica (leaf feeding moth), Carmentia ithacae (root feeding moth), Stobaera concinna (sap feeding plant hopper
), Platphalonidia mystica, Puccinia abrupta var.
Here again the institute is claiming medicinal value, with "recent scientific evidence" suggesting that "nicotine and nicotine like compounds may slow or ameliorate the symptoms of certain diseases like Tourette's syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Ulcerative colitis [a bowel disease] and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)." It also created a pesticide--successfully testing its ability to control paddy pests such as brown plant hopper
and green leaf hopper.
Closer spacing of rice plants has been reported to increase the incidence of brown hopper Nilparvata lugens (Stal.), whitebacked plant hopper
Sogatella furcifera (Horvath), gall midge Orseolia oryzae (Wood-Mason) and rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrosis medinalis Guen.