Seasonal Incidence of Crambidae Pests on Summer Rice in Subtropical Madhya Pradesh


  • Manish Gadekar Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
  • Raju Kumar Panse Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
  • Subrata Goswami Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhumika Tiwari Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior 474002, Madhya Pradesh
  • Subhashree Patnaik Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh



Oryza sativa, rice, subtropical, Madhya Pradesh, stem borer, deadheart, whiteear, leaf folder, seasonal incidence, weather parameters, correlation, abundance


The production and productivity of rice is constrained by various insect pests but very meagre information is available on the seasonal incidence of the Crambidae pests of rice in the subtropical region of Madhya Pradesh. The present study was undertaken on the seasonal incidence of Crambidae pests at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, College of Agriculture, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh during January -May, 2022. Rice variety JRB-1 was sown in a 300 m2 plot, damage of pests were recorded and correlated with the weather data. Stem borer damage manifested in the form of deadhearts and white ears, started from second fortnight of February and gradually increased till late April. Leaf folder incidence was observed from early March to early April. Incidence of these were found to be correlated positively with temperature and wind velocity whereas, negatively with relative humidity and rainfall. The pattern of incidence of these pests of rice in the subtropical region of central India (Balaghat, MP) were more or less similar to those of the tropics.


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Gadekar, M., Panse, R. K., Goswami, S., Tiwari, B., & Patnaik, S. (2023). Seasonal Incidence of Crambidae Pests on Summer Rice in Subtropical Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 627–629.



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