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Cotton

  • V. S. Nagrare
  • S. Kranthi
  • Rishi Kumar
  • B. Dharajothi
  • M. Amutha
  • K. R. Kranthi
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Abstract

Mealybugs are injurious to cotton in India, Pakistan, China, Brazil, Australia, Ethiopia, USA, Emerald and so on. (Table 26.1). Among the mealybug species, the solenopsis mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley was found to cause severe economic damage in all nine major cotton-growing states of India, resulting in loss worth of US $16–20 million while reducing yields up to 50 % in the affected fields in 2007 (Nagrare et al. 2009). Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink also caused havoc on cotton around Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Besides these two mealybugs, Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead), Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), Ferrisia virgata Cockerell, Ferrisia malvastra (Mc Daniel) in central India and Rastrococcus iceryoides (Green) in south India were also reported on cotton in traces.

Keywords

Methyl Parathion Emulsifiable Concentrate Cotton Crop Sooty Mould Seed Cotton Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Nagrare
    • 1
  • S. Kranthi
    • 1
  • Rishi Kumar
    • 2
  • B. Dharajothi
    • 3
  • M. Amutha
    • 3
  • K. R. Kranthi
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute for Cotton ResearchNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional StationSirsaIndia
  3. 3.Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional StationCoimbatoreIndia

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