Succession of major insect pest and their natural enemies in pigeon pea [Cajanus Cajan (l) millsp.]
Rahul Patidar, Rajendra Patel, Sumit Kakde
A field experiment was conducted at experimental field during Kharif season 2018-2019. Thirteen different species of insects and four natural enemies’ species belonging to seven orders and fourteen families were associated with the pigeon pea crop at Jabalpur during 2018-2019. i.e. jassid, Thrips, Cow bug, Pod bug, Red cotton bug, Green stink bug, Grasshopper, Red pumpkin beetle, Pod fly, Leaf webber, Gram pod borer, Tur plume moth, Spider, Lady bird beetle, Blister beetle, Green lace wing and wasp. Data collected reveled that six major insect are Gram pod borer Helicoverpa armigera, Tur plume moth Exelastis atomosa, Pod fly Melanagromyza obtusa, Pod bug Clavigralla gibbosa Spinola, Blister beetle, Mylabris pustulata Thunberg, Thrips Megalurothrips usitatus and 2 natural enemies Lady bird beetle and Green lace wing.