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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :10.5958/2229-4473.2016.00080.X
Year :2016, Volume : 29, Issue :3
First page : (136) Last page : (137)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Insect and Mammalian Pests of Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxburgh) in Sikkim Himalaya

Deka TN, Gudade BA*, Saju KA, Bora SS

Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board, Tadong, Gangtok-737 102, Sikkim, India

*Corresponding author: BA Gudade, Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Spices Board, Tadong, Gangtok-737 102, Sikkim, India, Tel +91–89007 22294, E-mail: bgudade@gmail.com

Large cardamom is an important cash crop of Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal. About 3863 MT of large cardamom are produced annually from an area of 26, 459 ha in Sikkim region. Insect pests are one of the constraints of large cardamom production. Surveillance was carried out in the major large cardamom growing tracts during 2010–12 and incidences of major pests were recorded. Minor insect pests, mammalian pests and new pests in large cardamom ecosystem were documented. Entomopathogens of leaf caterpillar (Artona chorista) were identified.




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