Insect-Pest Complex and Integrated Pest Management on Apple in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Hussain, B and Buhroo, A A and War, A R and Sheerwani, A (2018) Insect-Pest Complex and Integrated Pest Management on Apple in Jammu and Kashmir, India. In: Apple: Production and Value Chain Analysis. Astral. ISBN 9789351249214

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Jammu and Kashmir is the largest producer of apple in the country because of its best temperate climate suited for its production as compared to the rest of the Indian Union. The history of apple cultivation in Kashmir is traced to the old literature. With the introduction of exotic varieties of apple in Kashmir valley, new insect pests emerged, which include San Jose scale, European red mite, Codling moth and Woolly apple aphid. The establishment of these pests and subsequent losses made by these pests are alarming to the fruit growers. These pests cause losses both directly and indirectly. The direct losses are the reduction in fruit damage, quality and quantity of apple fruits and indirect losses are the costs incurred for their management. Due to the lack of well-organized and a precise quarantine system for insect pests of apple in India, the exotic pests are of major concern. Although thrips, leaf rollers and tussock moth also infest apple in Jammu and Kashmir, the losses by these insects are non-significant. As such it is necessary to depict the nature of infestation, identification and detection of different stages of apple pests and their distribution in India. The insect pests which have prime importance on apple in Jammu and Kashmir and other states of Indian union are given in Table 1.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Pest Management, Insects, Pests
Subjects: Others > Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Others > Pest Management
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 09:30
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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