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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 4 (august 2020) : 592-597

Development and validation of IPM modules against major sucking insect-pests of groundnut

Poonam Jasrotia, Kuldeep Singh Jadon, Surender Kumar Singh, M.V. Nataraja, G.. Harish, Ram Dutta, R.D. Padvi, S.D. Savaliya
1ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, P. B. No. 5, Junagadh-362 001, Gujarat, India.
  • Submitted06-03-2018|

  • Accepted29-05-2018|

  • First Online 20-08-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4013

Cite article:- Jasrotia Poonam, Jadon Singh Kuldeep, Singh Kumar Surender, Nataraja M.V., Harish G.., Dutta Ram, Padvi R.D., Savaliya S.D. (2018). Development and validation of IPM modules against major sucking insect-pests of groundnut. Legume Research. 43(4): 592-597. doi: 10.18805/LR-4013.
Five different IPM modules were designed and tested for the management of insect-pests in groundnut including farmer practices during 2013 to 2016 at Junagadh, Gujarat. Data were recorded for the incidence of major sucking pests, i.e.  thrips (Caliothrips indicus) and leaf hoppers (Balclutha hortensis). It was observed that synthesized IPM Modules significantly reduced insect-pest incidence on groundnut and enhanced the yield over farmers’ practices (FP). The population of thrips and leaf hoppers were recorded to be lowest in module T5 and varied from 0.46 to 1.09 thrips/plant and 0.47 to 4.0 leafhoppers/plant, respectively. The module T5 was significantly superior to Farmer Practice during both Kharif and Rabi-summer seasons.
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