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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1689-1698

Incidence and Screening of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) Varieties against Fruit Borer (Deudorix isocrates F.) in Eastern Gangetic Plains of West Bengal, India
A. Rama Devi*, and S. Jha
Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

The seasonal incidence of fruit borer (Deudorix isocrates) infesting guava was carried out at two locations viz., Horticultural Research Station, Monduri and in guava orchard at Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal during 2014 and 2015. During both years, maximum incidence of pest (D. isocrates) was observed in the month of August at both locations with varying weeks of peak periods except during first year (2014) at Mondouri where the peak incidence was recorded in last week of July. Mean incidence of two locations also indicated that July end to August end was the peak activity period of the pest. The correlation studies between fruit borer infestation and weather parameters revealed that minimum temperature, rainfall and minimum relative humidity resulted in significant positive influence on fruit borer incidence. Regression analysis also showed that all weather factors influenced 61.3% variation in the fruit borer incidence. Field screening of 18 guava varieties against the fruit borer during 2014, 2015 and 2016 revealed minimum infestation in Dudhkhaja (3.08%) and Arka Kiran (4.63%), Kohir Round (6.13%), Mohammad Khaja (6.73%), Baruipur Local (7.61%), HissarSurkha (8.86%) and Lalit (10.08%) and maximum infestation in Hissar Safeda(26.4%), China (24.93%), Allahabad Safeda(23.43%), and Sardar (21.61%).

Keywords: Fruit borer, Guava, Incidence, Peak period, Correlation, Regression.

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Rama Devi, A., and Jha, S. 2017. Incidence and Screening of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) Varieties against Fruit Borer (Deudorix isocrates F.) in Eastern Gangetic Plains of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1689-1698. doi:
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