publication . Article . 2017

On-farm management practices against rice root weevil (Echinocnemus oryzae Marshall)

Rakesh Pandey; Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi; Rudal Prasad Chaudhary; Rajendra Prasad;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: Agriculture and Natural Resources, volume 51, pages 163-168 (issn: 2452-316X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Kasetsart University and Development Institute
Abstract Rice is the staple food of over half the world's population and occupies almost one-fifth of the global cropland under cereals. The rice root weevil, Echinocnemus oryzae Marshall, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) has posed a problem in paddy cultivation areas in India. The damage by this root weevil results in a significant decrease in root and shoot biomass and ultimately the yield of rice plants. Studies were conducted to test the effective management practices of rice root weevil using a seedling treatment with chlorpyriphos alone and in combination with a soil application of chlorpyriphos, fipronil and cartap hydrochloride during 2013 and 2014. The benef...
free text keywords: Cartap hydrochloride, Chlorpyriphos, Fipronil, Percent reduction, Rice root weevil, Agriculture (General), S1-972
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