Khejri tree mortality associated with infestation of Acanthophorus serraticornis (Olivier) and Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) p. Karst. in Rajasthan
Keywords:Acanthophorus serraticornis, Ganoderma lucidum, infestation
Two major biotic factors Acanthophorus serraticornis (root borer) and Ganoderma lucidum (root rot) responsible for khejri mortality was assessed in five districts in Rajasthan. Data obtained clearly revealed that all the dried/ dead Khejri trees under study were invariably infested with either root borer or root rot diseases.
Ahmed SI, Srivastava KK & Singh S. 2010. A report on Selection and Identification of Experimental sites, Percentage of tree mortality, Loss Assessment of fodder & lopped fuel wood of Khejri in five districts of Rajasthan, Submitted to the Director, AFRI, Jodhpur.
Cobb FW, Parmeter JR, Wood DL & Stark RW. 1974. Root pathogens as agents predisposing ponderosa pine and white fir to bark beetle attack. Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Fomes annnosus. Sept. 17-22, 1973, Athens, Georgia. pp.8-15.
Gupta RK & Prakash I. 1975. Environmental analysis of the Thar Desert. English Book Depot, Dehra Dun.
Haldhar SM. 2012. Report of Homoeocerus variabilis (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on khejri (Prosopis cineraria) in Rajasthan, India: incidence and morphometric analysis. Florida Entomologist, 95 (4): 848-853
Hertert HD, Miller DL & Partridge AD. 1975. Interaction of bark beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and root-rot pathogens in grand fir in northern Idaho. Canada Entomology, 107: 899-904.
James RL & Goheen DJ. 1981.Conifer mortality associated with root disease and insects in Colorado. Plant Disease, 65 (6): 506-507.
Kaul RN. 1967. Trees or grass lands in Rajasthan-old problems and new approaches. Indian Forester, 93: 434-435.
Khatri A, Rathore, A & Patil UK. 2010. Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce: A boon plant of desert an overview. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, 01(05): 141-149.
Miller DL & Partridge AD. 1974. Root rot indicators in grand fir. Plant Disease Report, 58: 275-276.
Shankar V, Dadhich NK & Saxena SK. 1976. Effect of Khejri tree (Prosopis cineraria) on the productivity of range grasses growing in its vicinity. Forage Research, 2: 91–96.
Singh S Ahmed SI, Srivastav KK, Rathore TS & Bhatnagar S. 2013.Status of Khejri mortality in north western regions of Rajasthan and its management. In book: Proceedings of National seminar on Forest Health Management. Published by Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding (ICFRE), Coimbatore.pp:437-444.