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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Seasonal abundance of major sucking insect pests on moth bean, Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal

Author(s):
Sushila Bhathesar, SK Khinchi, KC Kumawat and Suresh Choudhary
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted to seasonal abundance of major sucking insect pests of leafhopper, Empoasca motti (Pruthi.), whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) and thrips, Caliothrips indicus (Bagnall) on moth bean, Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal. The incidence of leafhopper reached peak population of 7.84 leafhopper/ three leaves. The incidence of whitefly commenced in the first week of August of 32nd standard meteorological week of which gradually increased and reached its peak of 11.40 whitefly/ three leaves of moth bean in the first week of September of 36th standard meteorological week. The incidence of thrips reached peak population of 9.48 thrips/ three leaves in the first week of September of 36th standard meteorological week, thereafter, the population of thrips declined on moth bean crop. The relative humidity showed positive significant correlation with leafhopper (r= 0.69), whitefly (r= 0.66) and thrips (r= 0.67) population whereas, maximum temperature, minimum temperature and rainfall showed non-significant correlation with leafhopper population.
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How to cite this article:
Sushila Bhathesar, SK Khinchi, KC Kumawat and Suresh Choudhary. Seasonal abundance of major sucking insect pests on moth bean, Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 968-971.

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