Sucking insect pest complex on som plant and its management
K Indirakumar, Devi M, Vikram Kumar and Abhishek Singh
Som (Persea bombycina) is a cross pollinated plant and is a primary host food plant for muga silkworm Antheraea assamensis Helfer. These plants can be propagated by both two ways (Sexual and Asexual method) but mostly it is propagated through seeds only which were collected from selected healthy plants in order to ensure production of good healthy seedlings. Hence, It is utmost care required for one success in the field of muga sector as systematic plantation of host plants free from disease and pest attack are required for production and productivity of raw silk. The above plants are very prone to attack of various disease and pest complex results in deterioration of quality and quantity of leaves, ultimately it will affect the production of cocoon quality at large. In view of the above, this paper mainly focus on some sucking insect pest complex and how to management them.
How to cite this article:
K Indirakumar, Devi M, Vikram Kumar and Abhishek Singh. Sucking insect pest complex on som plant and its management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(9S): 225-227.