Insect pest management in peanut: A cropping system approach

F.J.S. Kennedy, B. Balaguranathan, A. Christopher, K. Rajamanickam


Incidence of insect pests in a pure stand of peanut crop and in different peanut-based cropping systems was studied. The incidence of pests was lower in peanut when it was grown with intercrops, particularly with pearl millet. lntercropping peanut with pearl millet at a ratio of 8:1 was optimum and economical as the land equivalent ratio was higher. This system also harbours more predators and parasitoids.


Peanut; Cropping system; Insect pests; Predators and parasitoids

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