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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2020, 1(2): 97-99

ISSN: 2582-8053


Short Communication  


Assessment of IPM module against pod borer complex in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.)


Sandeep Kumar*, S. Nath, S.K. Kannaujia and S.P. Sonkar

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaunpur, ANDUAT, Faizabad, U.P., India

*Corresponding author e-mail: skkvkjnp@gmail.com

(Received: 05/11/2020; Revised: 25/11/2020; Accepted: 02/12/2020)  


On-farm testing of IPM module in pigeon pea against pod borer complex was carried out on farmers’ field of two villages of district Jaunpur by KVK Jaunpur- 1 during 2018 and 2019 with three components viz., IPM module, farmers’ practice, and untreated check without plant protection measures. The IPM interventions viz., growing pod borer tolerant variety, two rows of maize as a border crop, installation of pheromone traps and bird perches with the application of botanical based insecticide azadirachtin 1% at the vegetative stage as an oviposition deterrence, application of chlorantraniliprole, and flubendiamide at critical stages of pod borer appearance during bud initiation and flowering stages. The reduction in the larval population and pod damage in IPM treated plots resulted in a significant increase in grain yield (1525 kg/ha) followed by farmers’ practice (1195 kg/ha) and in untreated check (857 kg/ha) The increase in grain yield was due to an additional investment of Rs.4100/-ha towards IPM module and farmers’ practice (Rs.2600/-ha). The excess expenditure incurred resulted in the highest net return of Rs.47550/-ha in the IPM module as compared to farmers’ practice and in untreated check resulted in the lowest net return of Rs.18250/-ha.

Keywords: Pigeon pea, IPM module, Farmers practice, Net return, Pod borer complex.