Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Major insect pest abundance diversity in the Nainital foothill rice Agro-ecosystem

Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 3 ( September-December 2022)

Published: 2022-12-31

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A field trial was conducted for the study of insect pests and associated natural enemies in foothill basmati rice during the kharif season of 2020 and 2021 at Kotabagh Block in Nainital District, Uttarakhand. Eleven insect species belonging to six different orders, including Homoptera (white-backed plant hopper, green leaf hopper and brown plant hopper), Lepidoptera (leaf folder, yellow stem borer), Coleoptera (rice hispa), Orthoptera and Hemiptera (heteroptera) rice gundhi bug and rice grasshopper were revealed during the study period to be associated with basmati rice in this Kotabagh block District Nainital, Uttarakhand region. Coccinellids, Hemipterans, Coleopterans, damsel flies, dragon flies and carabid beetles were identified as natural enemies in the rice agro-ecosystem

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