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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (44) Last page : (50)
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Seasonal Incidence of Pod Fly, M. obtusa Infesting Pigeon Pea

D. J. Bhadani1* and J. J. Patel2

1Ph.D. Scholar (Agril Entomology), Department of Entomology, N. M. College of Agriculture,
NAU, Navsari - 396 450, Gujarat (India)
2Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, NAU,
Bharuch- 392 012, Gujarat (India)
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Received: 12.02.2019 | Revised: 16.03.2019 | Accepted: 23.03.2019  




Population of M. obtusa ranged from 0.0 to 3.2 maggots per pod with an average 1.24 maggots per pod. The maggot population during 43th SMW i.e. 5th week of October and recorded up to the harvest of the crop. The higher population was noticed during December and January month. The peak (3.2 maggots / pod) infestation was recorded during 1st and 2nd SMW. All weather parameters viz. morning relative humidity, evening relative humidity, mean relative humidity, maximum temperature,  minimum temperature, mean temperature, morning vapour pressure, evening vapour pressure, mean vapour pressure, rainfall and rainy days were negative correlated except bright sunshine hours with the maggots population of pod fly.

Key words: Population, M. obtusa, Correlation.

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Cite this article: Bhadani, D.J. and Patel, J.J., Seasonal Incidence of Pod Fly, M. obtusa Infesting Pigeon Pea, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 44-50  (2019). doi: