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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Seasonal incidence of termite and their correlation with meteorological parameters in chickpea crop

Author(s):
Shivani Choudhary, HL Deshwal and Manoj Kumar Gurjar
Abstract:
The investigation was conducted at Agronomy Farm, College of Agriculture, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University; Bikaner during two consecutive seasons i.e. Rabi 2021-22 and 2022-23 to study the seasonal incidence of termites in chickpea crops. The incidence of the termite in chickpea fields was observed throughout the crop season which ranged from 12.4 to 74.0 per stick. The maximum population of termites (72.02 to 74.0 per stick) was recorded in the last week of November to the first week of December during both the year of study. The initial damage of termites in chickpea crops cause seedling mortality and substantially tunneled the roots and stem. The correlation studies during both Years indicated that the population of termites had a significant positive correlation with both maximum (r= 0.821 & 0.833) and minimum temperatures (r= 0.602 & 0.742) whereas, a significant negative correlation with maximum (r= -0.686 & -0.633) and minimum relative humidity (r= -0.776 & -0.668).
Pages: 319-321  |  304 Views  187 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shivani Choudhary, HL Deshwal and Manoj Kumar Gurjar. Seasonal incidence of termite and their correlation with meteorological parameters in chickpea crop. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 319-321.

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