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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Integrated pest management as a tool in influencing growth, yield and economics of tomato

Author(s):

RK Nath, KH Begum, S Brahma and R Sarma

Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted in the farm of SCS College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Dhubri during 2018-2019 to manage major insect pests of tomato through IPM. Six different IPM treatments (including control) were followed against the target pest i.e., tomato fruit borer. The experiment was conducted under randomized block design with three replications. From the experiment, it was observed that integration of different control measures proved to be the best in reducing the pest attack. The lowest per cent fruit borer infestation (16.8) was observed in the IPM trial as compared to chemical control. Likewise the highest yield (429 q/ha) with highest B:C ratio (1:5.92) along with other growth parameters studied was observed higher in IPM treated plots in comparison to chemical treated plot. The absolute control without any pest control measures recorded the highest fruit borer infestation (1.7%) and lowest B:C ratio (3.97).

Pages: 250-252  |  717 Views  214 Downloads

How to cite this article:
RK Nath, KH Begum, S Brahma and R Sarma. Integrated pest management as a tool in influencing growth, yield and economics of tomato. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):250-252.

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