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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 476-483
DOI: 10.3923/je.2011.476.483
Population Dynamics of Leafhopper, Amrasca devastans Distant in Cotton and its Relationship with Weather Parameters
S. Selvaraj, D. Adiroubane and V. Ramesh

Abstract:
In this study, field trials were conducted to determine the effect of ecological factors on the incidence and development of leafhopper, Amrasca devastans at five different date of sowing on three varieties of cotton. The pest population was started from third week of February on third weeks old crop and acquired its peak in second week of March on six weeks old crop. Maximum pest population (9.30/3 leaves) was build up at temperature ranged from 21 to 31°C, relative humidity ranges from 82 and 55 percent, zero rainfall, wind velocity 4.5 km h-1, total sunshine hours (9.00 h week-1), evaporation (56.10 mm) and dewfall (1.491 mm). The highest incidence of leafhopper population was recorded in MCU 7 followed by SPCH 22 and SVPR 3. Leafhopper population was build up showed a significant and positive correlation with morning and evening relative humidity and rainfall whereas, it was significant and negative association with minimum temperature, wind velocity and dewfall. The determination of effects of different weather factors on population of leafhoppers in cotton was essential for effective pest management. This study will be very helpful not only for forecasting the out breaks of leafhopper population but also in formulating effective pest management strategies.
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How to cite this article:

S. Selvaraj, D. Adiroubane and V. Ramesh, 2011. Population Dynamics of Leafhopper, Amrasca devastans Distant in Cotton and its Relationship with Weather Parameters. Journal of Entomology, 8: 476-483.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2011.476.483

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2011.476.483

 
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