Investigation of Avoidable Losses Due to Effect of Pod Borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in Chickpea

The purpose of this study is to quantify losses due to the major chickpea pest. Borer pod, Armigera helicoverpa. Chickpea is one of the most important crops for pulses. Considering the financial value Protective measures for this crop need to be taken well in advance to avoid damage to the pod due to Borer pod. During the 2009-10 rabi season, an experiment was performed at the Experimental Area of The Entomology Department, Live Stock Farm, Adhartal, JNKVV, Jabalpur (M.P.), India. This research adopted similar dimensions in two care and untreated plots. For the analysis, the Chickpea variety, JG-130, was selected and planted. During sowing, all of the prescribed package of practises were followed.  The findings have shown that the Pod borer is a notorious chickpea pest found in Jabalpur, Madhya. Pradesh and avoidable losses were estimated at 63.64 percent due to this chickpea pest. The Gram pod borer has been  The key chickpea pest, which significantly reduced the yield, was found to be…

Author (s) Details

Dr. Y. A. Shinde,
Department of Agriculture Entomology, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Agriculture, SVVV, Indore, India.

O. P. Veda
Department of Agril. Entomology, JNKVV, Jabalpur, MP, India.

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