Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758), Emerging Pest of Apple Plantation in Kashmir Valley
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The larvae of the moth Acronicta rumicis Linnaeus commonly known as Knot grass moth inflict considerable damage to new apple plantation in the Kashmir region. Immature stages of the pest defoliate apical buds and result in stunted growth of the plant. Seasonal occurrence and severity of the pest from Kashmir Valley is detailed.
KeywordsApple Pest Acronicta rumicis Kashmir valley Seasonality
Sincere thanks are due to director CITH and Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K for facilities made available. The second author would also like to thank Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi for financial assistance rendered via; N-PDF Fellowship program: File No: PDF/2015/000866.
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