Studies on insect pests of apple in Kashmir and its integrated management approaches
Keywords:apple orchards, loamy soil, insect pests, jammu and kashmir
The present study was conducted during the year 2019-2020, in various apple orchards belonging to the southern region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. A total of ten insect pests of apple with different orders were recorded i.e., San jose scale, Wooly apple aphid, Apple stem borer, green apple aphid, Apple blossom thrips, Gypsy moth, Bark beetle, Tent caterpillar, Codling moth, Apple root borer. Among these pests, San jose scale damages all parts of the plant like leaves, flowers, stem, branches, roots, and fruits, while Wooly apple aphid and Apple stem borer cause serious damage to the apple nurseries.
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