MANAGEMENT OF CITRUS TRUNK BORER IN TINSUKIA DISTRICT OF ASSAM – A SUCCESS STORY

Authors

  • R.K. Nath Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Tinsukia, Assam-786 125, INDIA
  • P. Ahmed Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Tinsukia, Assam-786 125, INDIA
  • A.C. Sarmah Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Tinsukia, Assam-786 125, INDIA

Keywords:

Khasi mandarin, Citrus trunk borer, Rejuvenation, FLD

Abstract

Citrus trunk borer is one of the major pests of Khasi mandarin in Tinsukia district of Assam. About 15 – 60 per cent damage was observed due to the insect infestation. FLDs conducted by KVK, Tinsukia from 2012-13 to 2015-16 in few declining Khasi mandarin orchards on “Management of citrus trunk borer” using improved protection measures for trunk borer developed by Citrus Research Station, Assam Agricultural University; Tinsukia. Results of the FLDs showed that the increased average yield in the rejuvenated orchards were recorded about 23 per cent during the period of intervention with a B: C ratio of 4.33:1 compared to  B: C ratio of 2.31:1 before intervention.

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Published

25-01-2017

How to Cite

Nath, R., Ahmed, P., & Sarmah, A. (2017). MANAGEMENT OF CITRUS TRUNK BORER IN TINSUKIA DISTRICT OF ASSAM – A SUCCESS STORY. Innovative Farming, 2(1), 19–21. Retrieved from http://innovativefarming.in/index.php/IF/article/view/156