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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 9, Issue 2, Published on 31, December 2023

Pages: 221-233
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Screening of pea germplasms against insect pests

Author: J. V. Chauhan, Bindu K. Panickar, A. R. Prajapati, J. B. Delvadiya

Category: Research Article


A field experiment was conducted to screen fifteen germplasms of peas against different insect pests at Pulses Research Station, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat during rabi 2019-20 and 2020-21. The germplasm HFP 1502 recorded significantly minimum aphid (Aphis craccivora Koch) (3.78 aphids/10 cm shoot) whereas, the germplasm Pant P 476 recorded significantly lowest leafhopper (Empoasca kerri Pruthi) population (1.96 leafhoppers/3 leaves). Out of fifteen field pea germplasm significantly lowest whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Gennadius) population (0.94 whitefly/3 leaves) was noticed on the IPFD 10-12. The Helicoverpa armigera Hubner larval population indicated a significant minimum (0.39 larva/plant) on germplasm Pant P 418 and also recorded significantly lower (3.24%) pod damage. The significantly highest seed yield (937 kg/ha) was recorded on Pant P 476 followed by genotypes IPFD 10-12, Prakash, and IPF 18-14.

Keywords: aphid, field pea, leafhopper, screening, whitefly