Diversity and nature of damage of mango insect pests at Kaliachak-II Block of Malda, West Bengal, India
Swapan Kumar Chowdhury
The aim of this present study is to focus yield loss of mango fruit by different mango insect pests and their effect on economic condition of mada peoples as well as national and international trading system. This study is totally field based which was conducted during 2013-2014 in many public mango gardens of Kaliachak-II Block of Malda district to assess the fruit loss in different genotypes of mango due to mango insect pests. The principle insect pests of mango are hopper, mealy bug, inflorescence midge, fruit fly, scale, shoot borer, leaf Webber and stone weevil. Information about damage and fruit loss of mango was collected from farmers using questionnaire and group discussion and cross checked by aged People. The observation from field report revealed that yield loss and damages of mango affected by organ specific pests irrespective of mango genotypes.