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Population Dynamics and Forecasting of Cotton Pink Boll Worm (Pectinophora Gossypiella, (Saundars) Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Punjab, Pakistan

Population Dynamics and Forecasting of Cotton Pink Boll Worm (Pectinophora Gossypiella, (Saundars) Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Punjab, Pakistan

Syed Ismat Hussain1, Khalid Mehmood2, Mudassar Khaliq3, Habib Anwar1, Syed Muhammad Zaka4, Ateeq ur Rehman5*, Muhammad Shahid6, Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi5*, Ummad ud Din Umar5 and Muhammad Asif Zulfiqar7

1Govt. of Punjab, Department of Agriculture, Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Punjab, Pakistan; 2University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Sub campus Burewala, Pakistan; 3Aridzone Research Institute, Bhakkar, Pakistan; 4Department of Entomology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan; 5Department of Plant Pathology, FAS and T, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan; 6Plant Pathology Research Institute, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 7PARC, Research and Training Station, BZU, Multan, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Ateeq ur Rehman and S. Atif H. Naqvi, Department of Plant Pathology, FAS and T, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan; Email: ateequrrehman@bzu.edu.pk; atifhasanshah@hotmail.com 

Figure 1:

Pink boll worm generations forecasted on the basis of progressive degree days in different districts (A: Bahawalnagar, B: Bahawalpur, C: DG Khan, D: Khanewal, E: Layyah, F: Lodhran, G: Multan, H: Muzaffargarh).

Figure 2:

Pink boll worm generations forecasted on the basis of progressive degree days in different districts (A: Okara, B: Pakpattan, C Rahimyar Khan, D: Rajanpur, E: Sahiwal, F: Vehari).

Figure 3:

Pink boll worm moth catches in pheromone traps between the generations in different districts (A: Bahawalnagar, B: Bahawalpur, C: DG Khan, D: Khanewal, E: Layyah, F: Lodhran, G: Multan, H: Muzaffargarh).

Figure 4:

Pink boll worm moth catches in pheromone traps between the generations in different districts (A: Okara, B: Pakpattan, C Rahimyar Khan, D: Rajanpur, E: Sahiwal, F: Vehari).

Figure 5:

District wise infestation of Pink boll worm.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 53, Iss. 5, Pages 1603-2000

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