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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2424-2429
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.287


Estimation of Soil Macro Arthropods in Cotton Intercropped with Groundnut under Organic, Integrated and Conventional Farming Systems
Salavuddin Mohammad*, Bontha Rajasekar and R.K. Patil
Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field investigation was undertaken during Kharif-2013 to estimate the population of soil macro arthropods in cotton intercropped with groundnut under organic, integrated and conventional farming systems. Soil macro arthropod consists of ants, scarabid beetles, centipedes, millipedes and others. Among the different farming systems, organic farming recorded more population of total soil macro arthropods (147.64/15 pitfall traps) followed by integrated farming system (119.71/15 pitfall traps) and conventional farming system (91.90/15 pitfall traps). Irrespective of farming systems the population of soil macro arthropods gradually increased from first fortnight of June (88.22/15pitfall traps) and reached to peak population during second fortnight of August (190.56/15pitfall traps) and gradually decreased to least population during second fortnight of December (52.11/15pitfall traps).


Keywords: Soil macro arthropods, Conventional and pitfall traps.
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Salavuddin Mohammad, Bontha Rajasekar and Patil, R.K. 2017. Estimation of Soil Macro Arthropods in Cotton Intercropped with Groundnut under Organic, Integrated and Conventional Farming Systems.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2424-2429. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.287