Journal ID : AMA-24-06-2022-11493
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 07]
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Title : Varietal screening of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes against gram pod borer under field environment condition

Abstract :

Chickpea is a valued food in terms of nutrition for an expanding world population. Wide range of insect pests and diseases leads to heavy losses in Chickpea Crop. It is infested by eleven insect pest species. Among these pests, the pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera) is the most deteriorating insect pest causing great losses in most of the chickpea growing areas of the world. It potentially causes serious damage to all plant parts at different growth stages which lead to devastating losses in yield up to 50 per cent or even more due to its incidence. Numerous control actions are taken in order to control this pest which predominantly includes the use chemical insecticides irrationally. The Indiscriminative use of Chemicals as a means of plant protection for such a long spell of time leads to numerous hostile effects that includes insecticidal resistance, environmental pollution, sudden outbreak and resurgence of pest, and also detrimental hazards to human life. To avoid such serious predicament, there is a very sincere need of promoting and enhancing the utilization of non-chemical measures as a core part of the pest control system, in view of which, continuous research efforts are needed to be focused on Development, promotion and enhancing the use of resistant plant material so as to overcome some serious issues emerging as a result of using chemical insecticides and thereby.

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