Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 33 issue 4 (december 2018) : 287-290

Management of termite in wheat under semi irrigated condition

Upesh Kumar, G.A.Patel, H.P.Patel, R.P. Chuadhari, S.S. Darji
1<p>Krishi Vigyan Kendra, District- Patan-384 151, Gujarat, India&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Kumar Upesh, G.A.Patel, H.P.Patel, Chuadhari R.P., Darji S.S. (NaN). Management of termite in wheat under semi irrigated condition . Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 33(4): 287-290. doi: 10.18805/BKAP136.

Wheat [Triticum aestivum (Linnaeus) Em. Thell] belongs to family Gramineae, believed to have originated from South West Asia. It is most important cereal cultivated crop in temperate area of the world. Wheat is second important staple food crop after rice. In field condition the termite (Odontotermes obesus Rambur) is predominant insect-pest causing 20-40% damage to the crop particularly in rainfed condition. For the management of termite in wheat, Krishi Vigyan Kendra demonstrate the technology - Seed treatment by Fipronil 5% SC @ 6 ml./ kg seed before sowing and soil treatment by Fipronil 5 % SC @ 1.6 lit./ha. During 2016-17 & 2017-18 at farmers field in adopted village of KVK conduct the demonstration. Under the technology, reduce the termite infestation 53.46 per cent resulted18.92 per cent enhance the productivity of wheat crop. Under IPM technology, the average productivity of chickpea is 3865 Kg/ha whereas in farmers practice, the average productivity of chickpea is 3250 Kg/ ha.

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