Population Abundance of Aphid on Fenugreek: (Family, Fabaceae) Sown in Different Dates within a Season

Authors

  • Aakash Sario Department of Plant Protection, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Farheen Deeba Soomro Department of Zoology, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Atta Muhammad Sario Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Nighat Seema Soomro Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Asif Ali Kaleri Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Danish Manzoor Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Muhid Hassan Soomro Department of Agriculture Economics, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Basit Ali Mario Department of Plant Protection, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Rabia Laghari Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam
  • Qazi Palwasha Naseem Department of Plant protection, The University of Agriculture Peshawar
  • Muhammad Kashif Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam

Keywords:

Extensive survey, Fenugreek, Lower Sindh, Trigonella foenum-graecum

Abstract

Aphids are notorious agricultural pests known to inflict damage by feeding on plant sap and transmitting plant diseases. Understanding the dynamics of aphid populations on fenugreek can provide valuable insights for optimizing cultivation practices and pest management strategies. Trigonella foenum-graecum L. is a vegetable as well as used for its medicinal value in the globe. The winter sowing is severely damaged by aphid infestation. The experiment involved sowing fenugreek seeds at multiple dates during the growing season, and regular monitoring was conducted to assess the aphid population abundance on the plants. Results showed that aphid infestation can be less on crop sowing in the February. The minimum numbers of aphids were recorded in last observation with mean number 6.17 ± 0.33. The peak populations of aphids were recorded 23.83 ± 0.33 in the fourth observation. The minimum numbers of aphids were recorded in the second treatment. Result showed that the appearance of aphid population from first week with mean number 1.50 ± 0.22 in the treatment three and the peak aphid population were recorded 8.33 ± 0.21 in the three observation. Preliminary findings indicate that the timing of fenugreek sowing significantly influences the aphid population dynamics. Early sown crops may experience a different pattern of aphid infestation compared to those sown later in the season. The study contributes to the broader understanding of the ecological interactions between aphids and fenugreek within a seasonal context, aiding in the development of sustainable agricultural practices

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Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Sario, A., Soomro, F. D., Sario, A. M., Soomro, N. S., Kaleri, A. A., Manzoor, D., Soomro, M. H., Mario, B. A., Laghari, R., Naseem, Q. P., & Kashif, M. (2023). Population Abundance of Aphid on Fenugreek: (Family, Fabaceae) Sown in Different Dates within a Season. Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture, 3(3), 283–287. Retrieved from http://jkjagri.com/index.php/journal/article/view/112

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