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Joint Diagnostic Field visit organized by ARS and DAATTC Karimnagar for pest surveillance in various mandals of Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts on 16th Nov, 2021

Joint Diagnostic Field visit organized by ARS and DAATTC Karimnagar for pest surveillance in various mandals of Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts on 16th Nov, 2021

Joint Diagnostic Field visit was organized by ARS and DAATTC Karimnagar constituting members Dr.E.Rajanikanth, Scientist (Agro.), Dr.G.Usharani, Scientist (Pl.Br.) and Dr.K.Madan Mohan Reddy, Scientist (TOT) along with the Agricultural Department Officials visited the villages of Deshrajpally, Uppara Malyal, Thadijerri, Thadagonda, Kothapet and Narsakkapeta of different Mandals of Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts for pest surveillance and recorded pests and disease problems in cotton, redgram, groundnut and maize crops. Incidence of Spodoptera, sucking pest and pink boll worm was noticed in cotton. Kadiri Lepakshi variety has been observed to be very good with no pest and disease incidence and good number of pods i.e. 100-120. Redgram at flowering stage showed incidence of Webber and pod borer. Severe incidence of fall army worm was noticed in maize. Intercropping of cotton + redgram in 8:1 ratio in one of the farmer’s field is observed with less pest and disease. As a part of crop diversification, he has an idea of taking up Sesamum after harvest of cotton and redgram in January. ID crops like groundnut, horse gram have also been sown in some of the villages as an initiative towards crop diversification. Need based suggestions pertaining to the pest and disease incidences among the crops were conveyed to the farmers.