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Vol. 7 Issue 1 June 2016
Case report
Seasonal dynamics of mango hoppers and their management under subtropics
Gundappa*, Tarun Adak and P K Shukla
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Case Report

 

GERF Bulletin of Biosciences

June 2016, 7(1):6-9

Published Online: 30 June 2016

 

 

Seasonal dynamics of mango hoppers and their management under subtropics

 

Gundappa*, Tarun Adak and P K Shukla

 

1, 3 Division of Crop Protection, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Rehmankhera, Lucknow-226101, Uttar Pradesh, India

2 Division of Crop Production, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Rehmankhera, Lucknow-226101, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

*Corresponding author: gundu6100@gmail.com

 

Abstract

 

Hopper is a serious pest of mango and in cases of severe infestation cause failure of good crop. Large number of nymphs and adults puncture and suck the sap of tender parts of panicles, inflorescence, leaves and fruit. It results into weakening of inflorescence and affects fruit set and their drop. They also damage the crop by excreting sweet sticky substances which facilitates the development of sooty mold, a fungus, which affects photosynthesis activity of leaf. Based on the

study farmers are advised to take up timely management with recommended practices to reduce the loss.

 

Key Words: Mango, Hopper, Seasonal incidence, management

 

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