3. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT APPROACH FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF POD BORER, HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA (HUBNER) ON PIGEONPEA by UPESH KUMAR
Pigeon pea one of the major pulse crops grown in India accounting for 44 percent of the total area under pulses and about 60 per cent of the total pulse production. Several species of pod borers constitute the major pests of this crop and cause yield loss of 28 per cent. Assess the IPM module (Summer Deep Ploughing + Optimum seed rate (20 Kg/ Ha) + Intercropping with maize + Pheromone trap (20/Ha) +Need based application of insecticide) for the management of pod borer in pigeon pea in Sehore district (Madhya Pradesh) during 2009-10 & 2010-11. The average larval population were recorded under experimental plot are 0.78 larvae per running meter whereas 3.81 no of larvae are recorded in control plot resulted enhance the productivity are 8.44 %.
KEY WORDS: Pigeon pea [ Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh], Integrated Pest Management, Productivity, B:C ratio.