Management of Major Insect Pests of Brinjal

Management of Major Insect Pests of Brinjal

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2022-06-06 )

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The investigations on “Management of major insect pests of brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) was conducted on research farm of Department of Agricultural Entomology VNMKV, Parbhani during kharif 2018.The pest population was observed throughout period of In Seasonal incidence studies, Aphids population on brinjal ranged from 1.95 (32th SMW) to 1.00 (47th SMW) aphids/3 leaves. The peak incidence of 4.12 aphids/3 leaves was recorded in 35th SMW. Incidence of jassids started from 30th SMW (1.23 jassids/three leaves) which reached its 1st peak (8.7 jassids/ 3 ieaves) in 35th SMW and 2nd peak (8.45 jassids/three leaves) in 43th SMW. ). Incidence of whitefly ranged from 1.37 whiteflies per three leaves (31st SMW) to 8.75 whiteflies/3 leaves (36th SMW) which was peak incidence. Brinjal shoot damage incidence was ranged from 2.25 (32th SMW) to 0.45 per cent (43th SMW) and recorded peak of 10.0 per cent shoot infestation at 37th SMW. The incidence of the fruit borer on the fruits started in 35th SMW coinciding with the setting of fruits. During next 15 weeks pest incidence was increased and recorded peak of 47.4 per cent at 44th SMW.

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Rahul Salve
Milind Sonkamble
Yogesh Matre

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