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      <JournalTitle>Emergent Life Sciences Research</JournalTitle>
      <PISSN>2395-6658 (</PISSN>
      <EISSN>) 2395-664X (Print)</EISSN>
      <ArticleType>Research Article</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Variability in diamondback moth larval abundance: A seasonal and geographic perspective</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Jammu and Kashmir supports a flourishing vegetable cultivation sector, with cruciferous vegetables playing a vital role in the regional economy and dietary habits. In the year 2022, an experiment was conducted to monitor the population dynamics of diamondback moth larvae at different locations in the region during the Kharif and Rabi seasons. Our findings revealed that during the Kharif season, the larval population commenced its rise from mid-May and peaked towards the end of June to early July. In contrast, during the Rabi season, larval activity began in September, with the maximum population observed in early to mid-October. Furthermore, correlation studies revealed intriguing relationships between weather parameters and larval population dynamics. In the Kharif season, maximum temperature exhibited a positive and non-significant correlation with larval population, while in the Rabi season, it displayed a negative and non-significant correlation. Conversely, minimum temperature showed a positive and highly significant correlation during Kharif but a negative and non-significant correlation during Rabi season. Rainfall and morning relative humidity displayed positive and non-significant correlations in both the seasons, while the evening relative humidity exhibited negative and non-significant correlations. These insights enhance our understanding of the seasonal patterns of diamondback moth infestations in cruciferous vegetable crops in Jammu and Kashmir, providing valuable information for the development of effective pest management strategies and crop protection measures in the region.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>crucifers,diamondback moth,infestation,weather parameters</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://emergentresearch.org/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14890&amp;title=Variability in diamondback moth larval abundance: A seasonal and geographic perspective</Abstract>