Intercropping effects on mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kaltenback) populations

Singh, D. and Kothari, S.K. (1997) Intercropping effects on mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kaltenback) populations. Crop Science, 37 (4). pp. 1263-1264.

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Aphids (Lipaphis erysimi Kaltenback) often reduce mustard (Brassica juncea L.) yield in India. This study was conducted to determine if intercropping with aromatic plant species could provide an environmentally safe method for aphid control. Aphid infestation on monocrop mustard (‘Rohini’) was compared with intercrop treatments of artemisia (Artemisia annua L.), coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.), and dill (Anethum sowa Kurz). Intercropping with fennel resulted in a significantly lower aphid infestation. These preliminary results warrant additional studies to determine control processes and if the practice is effective in commercial mustard fields

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: E ntomology Division, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow-226 015, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 10:23
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