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Identification of Cotton Physio-Morphological Marker for the Development of Cotton Resistant Varieties against Sucking Insect Pests: A Biorational Approach for Insect-Pest Management

Identification of Cotton Physio-Morphological Marker for the Development of Cotton Resistant Varieties against Sucking Insect Pests: A Biorational Approach for Insect-Pest Management

Saima Siddiqui1, Ghulam Hussain Abro1, Tajwar Sultana Syed 1Abdul Sattar Buriro2, Sohail Ahmad3, Muhammad Zeeshan Majeed4 and Muhammad Asam Riaz4*

 

1Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Pakistan
2Agriculture Research Institute, Tandojam, Pakistan
3Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
4Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: asam.riaz@uos.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Layout of the experiment with twelve cotton varieties with row to row and plant to plant distance of 75 and 30cm respectively.

Fig. 2.

Average population of jassids (A), thrips (B) and whitefly (C) on different cotton varieties. Means were compared by Duncan Multiple Range (DMR) test. Alphabets on bars indicate the level of significance. Number sharing similar letters in column are not significantly different by DMR Test at P = 0.05.

 

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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