Pheromone trap collection of pink bollworm adults From a non-cropped area
Kishore Chandra Sahoo, V Sunitha, V Vasudeva Rao, D Srinivasa Chary
Inthe present study, pheromone traps of six different agricultural pests were installed in a non-cropped area i.e. the Agri-Biodiversity Park (ABP) of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. Trap counts were taken at weekly intervals from November 2019 to February 2020. Out of the six different traps, only Pink Bollworm Pheromone trap recorded a considerable trap count with about 1500 adults of pink bollworm per trap per week from third week of December to second week of February 2020. Pink bollworm is a serious pest of cotton crop worldwide. However, the present findings from a no cropped area indicate that this pest can complete its life cycle in an alternate host i.e. Abutilon indicum, which is a malvaceous weed present in the study area.
Kishore Chandra Sahoo, V Sunitha, V Vasudeva Rao, D Srinivasa Chary. Pheromone trap collection of pink bollworm adults From a non-cropped area. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 585-586.