The present investigation was conducted for screening of guava cultivars against different insect pests in agroclimatic condition in the Research Area of Department of Horticulture, CCS HAU, Hisar from July to August, 2017. In this experiment different cultivars i.e. Shweta, Lalit, Hissar Safeda, Hissar Surkha, L-49, Hybrid, Strawberry Guava, Chinese Guava, Banarasi Surkha, Allahabad Safeda, Punjab Pink, Arka Amulya, Pant Red Sarbati, Barafkhana, MPUANT Slection 1, Arka Mridula and Kg Guava were selected for screening of different insect pests. Insect pest’s infestation was detected as eggs, larvae and adults or as attacked growing fruits. The highest infestation was observed in case of oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (i.e. 15 maggots/5fruits) after that mealybug (4 adult/5 branches) were observed in Hissar Surkha. The maximum number of oviposition marks oriental fruit flies were observed on Hissar Surkha (i.e. 19 oviposition marks/5 fruits) followed by Banarasi Surkha, Allahabad Safeda (16 oviposition marks/5 fruits) and Punjab pink (15 oviposition marks/5 fruits) whereas minimum observed in Lalit (8 oviposition marks/ five fruits). In case of Hybrid guava, Strawberry Guava and Chinese Guava no infestation was observed. In case of capsule borer maximum was observed in Hissar Safeda (8 larva /5fruits) whereas no infestation was observed in Kg Guava, Pant Red, Sarbati, Barafkhana and Lalit.
Meenakshi Devi, Naveen Singh, GS Yadav, Jeet Ram Sharma, Jayant Yadav. Screening of guava cultivars against different insect pests in agroclimatic condition of Haryana. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):857-859.