Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Awareness knowledge of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) adopting cotton cultivators in an irrigated condition: An overview analysis
Author(s): N Muthukumaran, B Sudhakar
Abstract: The present part of the study deals with awareness knowledge of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) adopting cotton cultivators in an irrigated condition. Under irrigated condition, among cultural practices, cent per cent of respondents had awareness knowledge about majority of IPM practices. Regarding mechanical practices majority cent per cent of respondents had awareness knowledge of fixing light traps, clipping the terminal portion of main stem, collecting and destroying egg, larvae and pupae of pests and removing and destroying pest and disease infected cotton squares, flowers and other shed materials. With regard to biological practices, cent per cent of the respondents awareness knowledge about spraying neem oil, followed by 90 per cent about tying Trichogramma eggcards. Among chemical practices, cent per cent of the respondents were aware of spraying herbicide.