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Biotic stress

Biotic stress

Plume Moth: Pigeop pea

Plume Moth

      This is a serious pest of Pigeon pea. The larvae damage seeds as well as cause flowers, buds and pods to drop. The caterpillar is greenish-brown in color and fringed with short hairs and spines. It also enters into the pod and feeds on developing grains.

Pod Borer in Pigeon Pea

Pod Borer (Helicoverpa armigera)

This is widely distributed and is the most injurious pest of early and medium maturing varieties. The larvae, after hatching, feed on tender leaves and twigs but at pod formation they puncture pods and feed on developing grains. The caterpillars are green with dark brown, grey lines along the sides of the body.

Management of pigeonpea cyst nematode

Pegion pea cyst nematode: Heterodera cajani Koshy

Sterility mosaic in pigeonpea

Sterility mosaic

Vector - Eriophyid mite, Aceria cajani (Eryophidae: Acari)

Management of Pigeonpea Phytophthora blight

Phytophthora blight: Phytopthora drechsleri

Local name: Phytophtora angamaari

Management of leaf spot in pigeonpea

Leaf spot : Cercospora cajani

Local name: Yale chukke roga

Damaging systems:

Fusarium wilt in pigeonpea

Wilt: Fusarium uduum

Local name: seedi roga/sorgu roga

Management of blister beetle

   Blister beetle: Zonabris pustulata (Meloidae: Coleoptera)

Damaging systems:

Management of pigeonpea spotted pod borer

Spotted pod borer  : Maruca testulalis (Pyraustidae: Lepidoptera)

Damaging systems:

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