International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Insect pest complex of apple nurseries at Wadura Sopore in North Kashmir


Shahida Altaf, Ishtiyaq Ahad

Apple, Malus domestica known as queen of fruits is the major contributor of economy to Jammu and Kashmir. Various factors (viz., diseases, insect pests, disorders, weeds etc) are responsible for limiting the production; among those insect pests are posing major threat to this industry. Present investigations were carried out at the apple nursery of Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura to study the insect pest complex, of apple nursery in the year 2017. It was evident from the experimental data that 16 insect species were recorded 2017. San Jose scale (Quadraspidiotus pernicious) two species of leaf roller (Choristoneura roseceana, Rhopobota navena), two species of flea beetle (Altica spp, Chaetonema pulicaria), four species of chaffer beetles (Melolontha furcicauda, Brahmina spp Holotrichia longipennis, Oryctes spp), Aphid (Aphis pomi), Two species of apple hopper Apple hopper (Typhlocyba pomaria, Stictocephala spp), flower eating beetle (Protaetia speciosa), Stink bug (Halyomorpha hayls), Green weevil (Polydrusus spp) cutworm (Agrotis spp) were reported to infest apple nurseries.
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Shahida Altaf, Ishtiyaq Ahad. Insect pest complex of apple nurseries at Wadura Sopore in North Kashmir. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 96-98
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