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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:8, August, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1213-1218

Correlation of Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) with Weather Parameters in Maize Ecosystem
Anandhi1*, V. R. Saminathan1,2, P. Yasodha1, S. Sheeba Joyce Roseleen1,T. Sharavanan1 and Venugopal Rajanbabu3
1Department of Plant Protection, 3Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute,
TNAU, Tiruchirapalli-620 027, India
2Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women,
TNAU, Tiruchirapalli-620 027 India
*Corresponding author

Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive alien pest that attacks mainly maize crop.  Influence of weather parameter on the incidence of S. frugiperda larva on maize was studied during 2019-2020 at Cauvery Delta Zone, Tamilnadu, India. Random survey was conducted in six maize growing areas and correlation between larval population and weather parameters like maximum temperature, minimum temperature and rainfall was worked out. The larva population had significant positive correlation of both same (r = 0.32 to 0.45) and previous week (r = 0.21 to 0.52) at all the locations.  Same week and previous week minimum temperature had no significant correlation at location. The rainfall of same week (r = -0.36 to -0.47) and previous week (-0.19 to -0.24) were significantly and negatively correlated.  

Keywords: Maize, Fall armyworm, Correlation, weather parameter

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Anandhi, S., VR. Saminathan, P. Yasodha, S. Sheeba Joyce Roseleen, P. T. Sharavanan and Venugopal Rajanbabu. 2020. Correlation of Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) with Weather Parameters in Maize Ecosystem.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1213-1218. doi:
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