Contact: +91-9711224068
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

updates
NAAS Rating: 5.53 NEW
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5
Effect of weather parameter on seasonal incidence of sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata Rondani (Diptera: Muscidae)

Keerthi MC, Somasekhar, Prabhuraj A, Bheemanna M and Krishnamurthy D

Sorghum is an important cereal crop in India. Sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata Rondani has been known to be the most serious pest causing grain yield losses. A field experiment was conducted during the cropping season of 2015- 16 at MARS, Raichur to characterize relationship of various meteorological parameters with shoot fly, incidence in terms of egg load and dead heart. The oviposition by shoot fly reached peak (3.10 eggs/ plant) during 35th MSW and also it was almost equal (2.9 eggs/ plant) during 33rd MSW. Similar trend was observed with respect to dead hearts, where it gradually increased and reached peaks (96.12 and 94.32%) during 33rd and 35th MSW. In all the correlated weeks, maximum and minimum temperature had non-significant negative association with dead heart. The rainfall and rainy days had significant positive association on egg load on one week and three week lead time, respectively. The rainfall had significant positive association on dead heart during second and third week lead time.
Pages : 1684-1687 | 326 Views | 36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Keerthi MC, Somasekhar, Prabhuraj A, Bheemanna M, Krishnamurthy D. Effect of weather parameter on seasonal incidence of sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata Rondani (Diptera: Muscidae). J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(5):1684-1687.
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
Please use another browser.