Evaluation of Mungbean Genotypes Against Major Insect Pests


  • Prince Mahore Department of Entomology, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
  • A. K. Bhowmick Department of Entomology, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
  • Mitesh Makwana Department of Entomology, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
  • Kuldeep Sharma Department of Entomology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan




Mungbean, Bemisia tabaci, Aphis craccivora, Empoasca kerri, Spodoptera litura, Lampides boeticus, Host Plant Resistance.


Field experiment was conducted to screen thirteen genotypes of mungbean against major sucking and lepidopteran pests. The incidence of pests was assessed at 15 DAS (Days after sowing) and continued till maturity at weekly intervals. The results revealed that least mean whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) incidence/plant was observed in genotype Virat (5.17), TM-37 (5.31) and Shikha (5.40). Similarly, the least aphid Aphis craccivora Koch incidence was on Virat (2.73), Shikha (2.77), TM-37 (2.89) and PDM-139 (2.91). The genotypes, Virat (1.26), Shikha (1.26), PDM-139 (1.30) and TM-37 (1.31) were with lowest leaf hopper Empoasca kerri Pruthi counts; and the least larval counts of tobacco caterpillar Spodoptera litura (F.) was in Shikha (0.22), Virat (0.24), PDM-139 (0.25), TM-37 (0.28) and TJM-196 (0.31). Similarly, least incidence of blue butterfly Lampides boeticus L., larva was observed on Virat (0.21), Shikha (0.23) and PDM-139 (0.26) genotypes. Thus, the genotypes viz., Virat, TM-37, PDM-139 and Shikha were found to be tolerant against the major sucking and lepidopteran insect pests.


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Mahore, P. ., Bhowmick, A. K., Makwana, M. ., & Sharma, K. (2022). Evaluation of Mungbean Genotypes Against Major Insect Pests. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(2), 380–383. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.24



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