|Improved varieties have fairly good tolerance to major diseases like blasts and blight and need no chemical protection measures against diseases.
Early planted crop generally escapes from insect damage. Crop planted after December may be attacked, initially by shoot fly and later on by stalk borers, and sometimes by aphids. African army worm which attacks suddenly may also cause severe damage to the crop, hence it is advisable to monitor their incidence on a regular basis during the vegetative period. If the crop is attacked control should be effected timely by using a long lasting broad spectrum insecticide like Fastac.
Birds are generally not a serious problem on finger millet. If necessary, normal manual scaring is recommended.
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