Cultivation methods impact on predators of rice pests
Ankit Kumar, Lakhi Ram and Banvir Singh
The study was conducted with two planting methods at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Rice Research Station, Kaul during 2014 and 2015. The spiders appeared early in direct seeding because of early establishment of crop as well higher population in direct seeding. The population density of mirid bugs ranged from 0.58 to 3.34 and 0.36 to 3.48/hill during 2014 while 0.64 to 2.80 and 0.36 to 2.02/hill during 2015 in direct seeding and transplanting crop. The overall population of spiders and mirid bugs was significantly higher in direct seeding rice.