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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 173-182

Survival of Lac Insects (Kerria lacca Kerr.) on Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.
Sumit Kakade1*, Rahul Patidar1, Shivam Vajpayee1, Moni Thomas2, Niraj Tripathi2, A. K. Bhowmick1, Anubha Upadhyay3, AK. Mandal4, HL. Sharma5 and Sanjay Singh6
1Department of Entomology,
2Directorate of Research Services,
3Department of Plant Physiology,
5Department of Statistics,
6Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India
4Indian Institute of Soil Sciences, Bhopal, India
*Corresponding author

Growth and health of plants depends on the health substrate or soil, while growth and survival of phytophagous insects depends on the health of its host plants. Similarly, growth and survival of phloem feeders, including Lac insects (Kerria lacca) depends on the quality and quantity of phloem sap access to it. K lacca produce natural resin which is a cash crop and commodity of export. Commercially, K lacca is reared on the naturally standing trees of Butea monosperma, Zizyphus mauritiana and Schleicheria oleosa. But when it is reared on cultivated annual shrubby hosts like Cajanus cajan, soil health matters. In this context, a field experiment was conducted by rearing K. lacca on C. cajan grown on different substrates. The data reveals that the substrate combination of Kapu (45kg) + FYM (20kg) + T. viride was the best as it produced highest lac (288.33g) and seed yield (838.33g) of C. cajan. The survival percent of Lac insect from brood lac inoculation to the harvest of lac crop was highest (41.83%) on C. cajan grown on Kapu (45kg) + FYM (20kg) + T. viride. The study indicates the substrate play a major role in the growth of the host plants and survival of K. lacca.

Keywords: Survival, Kerria lacca, Cajanus cajan, Farmers, Phloem feeder, Phytophagous insect

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Sumit Kakade, Rahul Patidar, Shivam Vajpayee, Moni Thomas, Niraj Tripathi, A. K. Bhowmick, Anubha Upadhyay, AK. Mandal, HL. Sharma and Sanjay Singh. 2020. Survival of Lac Insects (Kerria lacca Kerr.) on Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp..Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 173-182. doi:
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