Integrated management of litchi mite (Aceria litchii Keifer)

S.N RAY, TAMOGHNA SAHA, RAVINDER KUMAR

Abstract


Field trials were conducted consecutively for three years at AICRP Fruit Research Centre, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar to develop eco-friendly, sustainable pest management approaches against litchi mite. Experimental results revealed that the treatment 2 comprising pruning of infested litchi twigs in June followed by spraying of dicofol
@ 0.05% found to be the most effective in reduction (58.28 %) of litchi mite infestation as compared to other treatments. In addition to, it also obtained highest (44.24 kg/tree) yield and cost benefit ratio (1:5.78) than others. The next best treatment was T5 comprised pruning of infested litchi twigs in June followed by spraying of dimethoate @0.05%
(42.63% reduction of litchi mite infestation and yield: 39.63 kg/tree). The information generated under the study can be incorporated in the pest management modules of litchi without disturbing the ecology of natural enemy and cropping system.


Keywords


Litchi mite, management, pruning, dicofol

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