INCIDENCE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGE DUE TO INSECT PESTS OF STORED CHICKPEA CICER ARIETINUM (L.) IN HARYANA STATE, INDIA

Article Id: ARCC220 | Page : 142-146
Citation :- INCIDENCE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGE DUE TO INSECT PESTS OF STORED CHICKPEA CICER ARIETINUM (L.) IN HARYANA STATE, INDIA.Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):142-146
Rupesh Sharma*, Renu Devi, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Maan Singh
Address : CMJ University, Shillong- 793 003, India.

Abstract

Chickpea, Cicer arietinum (L.) an important leguminous crop, is commonly cultivated in different parts of world, where it is often severely damaged in storage conditions. So, the main constraint for production of chickpea is post-harvest loss during storage. The chickpea production amounted to 75.5 per cent of the total pulses production and storage was 57.9 per cent of total chickpea production of suryed farmers. Five insect pests i.e. Callosobruchus chinensis (L.), Tribolium castaneum (H.), Trogoderma granarium (E.), Rhizopertha dominica (F.), and Sitophilus oryzae (L.) were observed in stored chickpea. The present study concluded that major insect infesting chickpea was C. chinensis which reached its peak during Septmber – October and the grain damage was rated the highest during January- February (13.75 %) and lowest during June- July (3.05 %).

Keywords

Chickpea Callosobruchus chinensis Incidence Damage Storage.

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