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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Effect of abiotic factors on the seasonal incidence of fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) on tomato with and without marigold as a trap crop

Author(s):
Vijay Kumar, MK Mahla, Jhumar Lal and Beerendra Singh
Abstract:
Field experiment was conducted to study the seasonal incidence of tomato fruit borer, H. armigera (Hub.) on tomato with and without marigold as a trap crop. The incidence of H. armigera on tomato without marigold as a trap crop was first noticed in the first week of February. The pest touched the peak with a mean of 4.40 larvae / plants during third week of March. Similarly, the incidence of H. armigera on tomato with marigold as a trap crop was first noticed in the fourth week of January. The pest touched the peak with a mean of 1.20 larvae/plant during third week of March. The correlation between fruit borer population and mean atmospheric temperature was positive and significant in with and without marigold (r= 0.633 and 0.677, respectively). The significantly positive correlation were found between H. armigera larvae and damaged fruits in tomato with and without marigold (r = 0.878 and 0.929, respectively).
Pages: 616-620  |  388 Views  226 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Vijay Kumar, MK Mahla, Jhumar Lal and Beerendra Singh. Effect of abiotic factors on the seasonal incidence of fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) on tomato with and without marigold as a trap crop. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 616-620.

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