The aim of this illustrated handbook is to help scientists and students in agriculture to identify the common insect and other animal pests of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and chickpea (Cicer arietinum). It contains information on the morphology, biology and distribution of these pests, together with the damage caused by them and their control. They are grouped under the following headings: (for pigeon pea) pests attacking roots, pests of stem, pests of foliage, and pests of flowers and pods; and (for chickpea) pests attacking roots/stems, pests of foliage and pods, and pests of stored seeds. Separate sections are included on other animal pests of pigeon pea and chickpea (birds and rodents), and beneficial insects.
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