African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of integrated pest and diseases management (IPDM) package on basmati/aromatic rice

C. R. Prajapati1*, A. K. Gupta2 and Shiv Dutt3
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khekra, Baghpat, S. V. Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut-250110, India. 2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nangina, Bijnaor, S. V. Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut -250110, India. 3IP&TM Unit, KAB-1, ICAR, Pusa New Delhi-110012, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 October 2013
  •  Published: 24 October 2013

Abstract

Basmati/aromatic rice in the Mid Western Plain Zone of U.P., India is being attacked by a number of insects and diseases every year inspite of using pesticides. Integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies blended with proven technologies including bio-agents was demonstrated on rice variety, Pusa Sugandha-4 at farmers field with the aim to reduce the production cost and pesticides load over the crop. All the activities of demonstrations were carried out in close co-ordination with scientists and farmers as well. In general, lower incidence of insects and diseases along with higher numbers of natural enemies and yield were recorded in all the IPDM adopted fields as compared to farmers practices (FP). The average yield of IPDM fields was higher by 10.70 q/h coupled with higher number of tillers/hill (12.72), grains per panicle (121) and higher test weight (25.10 g). Superiority of IPDM package was also evidenced by economic analysis as cost benefit ratio of 1: 2.90 and 1: 2.37 was obtained in IPDM and farmers practices, respectively.

 

Key words: Rice, integrated pest and disease management (IPDM), demonstration, farmers, participatory.