1) Sugarcane is an important cash crop grown in India.
2) Sugarcane is infested by 287 species of insect and non insect pests.
3) Out of them, 19 are major pests of sugar cane in India.
4) Borers are major pests attacking sugar cane throughout the growth period.
5) Severe incidences of shoot borer are noticed during water shortage and high temperatures.