International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Impact of weather factors on the population dynamics of whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) infesting bhendi


M Pazhanisamy, Chand Asaf, M Senthilkumar, V Sathyaseelan

Field studies revealed that the incidence of whitefly on bhendi was noticed from 6th MSW and reached its peak on 14th MSW (6.89 whitefly/3 leaves) during rabi 2018. Then it gradually decreased up to the end of crop season. However, the lowest population was observed in the 6th MSW (2.86 whitefly/3 leaves). Population density of whitefly was noticed from 23rd MSW to 38th MSW ranging from 3.08 to 3.64/3 leaves and the highest population was recorded at 29th MSW (6.39) followed by 30th MSW (6.37) during kharif season. The present studies concluded that whiteflies populations on bhendi plants favoured minimum temperatures while humidity and rainfall did not significantly affect the dynamics of whiteflies in rabi 2018 and kharif 2018.
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M Pazhanisamy, Chand Asaf, M Senthilkumar, V Sathyaseelan. Impact of weather factors on the population dynamics of whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) infesting bhendi. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 1-3
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