Varietal Preference of Insect Pests on Tomato Crop in District Naseerabad Balochistan Pakistan
Ghulam Ali Bugti
Investigation was carried out to record insect pests and predators on tomato varieties. The data were recorded from 20 plants at daily basis from 1st week to 7th week of 2014. The result revealed that the highest population mean of Whitefly Bemisia tabaci, followed by the Jassid Amrasca bigutella bigutella, Thrip Scirtothrips dorsalis, Aphid Aphis gossipii Glover and American bollworm Helicorverpa armigerawere found infesting the crop. Their overall maximum population mean on Hybird-1000 variety was from 4.45 to 3.02,2.27, 0.70 and 0.47 while, on Zatooni variety was from 5.30 to 4.28,2.47,0.70 and 0.47 Moon Star was from 5.18,3.91,2.32,0.35 and 0.38 respectively. The highest population of whitefly was recorded followed by Jassid, Thrips, Aphid and American bollworm respectively. However infestation of Whitefly was more than other insects’ pests on the Zatooni variety followed by Moon star. The variety Hybrid-1000 found more resistant to the insect pest and suggested for batter production.