Assessing efficacy level of some modified farmers’ practices against the important pests of paddy (Oryza sativa L.) under new alluvial zone of West Bengal
Mrinmoy Mahanty, Ayan Das
The present experiment was carried out at Dean’s Instructional Farm of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Jaguli, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal to identify the important insect pests and diseases of the zone and assessment of the performance of some safer pest management modules against the important pests of paddy and their safeness to natural enemies in paddy ecosystem on kharif/wet season paddy both during 2018 and 2019. The treatment included: three modified farmers’ practices (MFP), one farmers’ practice (FM) with an untreated check. Results revealed that modified farmers’ practices effectively checked the growth and development of the pest populations and their resultant damages registering fairly good yields (5.03 – 5.24t/ha) and in general, were significantly superior to farmers’ practice besides found quite safe to natural enemies found in paddy ecosystem.
Mrinmoy Mahanty, Ayan Das. Assessing efficacy level of some modified farmers’ practices against the important pests of paddy (Oryza sativa L.) under new alluvial zone of West Bengal. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 193-196.