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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 2965-2971
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.346


Insect Pollinators of Carrot Grown for Seed Production in Kashmir Valley
Muneer Ahmad*, S.S. Pathania and Sushil Kumar
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Shalimar Srinagar, Kashmir, J&K 190025
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The course of observation at Habak Urban park of SKUAST- Kashmir valley during 2016-18, on the occurrence and pollinating activities of insects on carrots grown for seed, 11 species representing two orders, were collected. Most numerous in species were the hymenopterans families and the dipterous families Syrphidae. Most numerous in individuals were the dipterous families Syrphidae. Families and super families represented by the most efficient pollinators were Apoidea, Syrphidae. Abundance time’s efficiency was used as a pollination index for each species was recorded. On this basis the most important pollinators were recorded as Apis mellifera (21.30%), Apis cerana (19.74%). Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) were efficient pollinators, on carrot flowers. In most areas a combination of honey bee colonies adjacent to carrot seed fields and elimination of competing bloom may be the most practical method of increasing carrot pollination. The highest see yield and germination were recorded under open pollination condition as compared to the enclosed condition.


Keywords: Pollinator, Carrot, Seed, Kashmir
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Muneer Ahmad, S.S. Pathania and Sushil Kumar. 2019. Insect Pollinators of Carrot Grown for Seed Production in Kashmir Valley.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 2965-2971. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.346