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Cultural control of chickpea pod borer

Cultural control of chickpea pod borer


Resistant Variety:

Bahar - (Mid maturing traditional variety for Uttar Pradesh. Mature 2-3 week early)

JG - 315,  JG - 74, ICCV - 7.

Summer ploughing:

Deep ploughing of field in hot summer months, May - June, expose the hibernating larvae and pupae to hot sun rays as well as to the predatory birds.

Timely sowing:

Sowing of chickpea in second week of October in North India region is greatly successful. Because early sown crop or short duration varieties escape the damage of pod borer larvae which is most severe in mid March.

Intercropping and Mixed cropping:

Mixed cropping of chickpea with mustard, linseed, barley and wheat reduce the incidence as well as damage by the pod borer.

Fertilizer and Irrigation:

Use optimum level of fertilizer and irrigation.

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