Effect of organic amendments on termite infestation in chickpea
Keywords:Chickpea, efficacy, infestation, organic amendments and termite
The field experiment was conducted at the Research farm, Agriculture Research Station, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, during Rabi season in randomized block design with nine treatments, including the control. Out of the seven organic amendments, tested against termites in chickpea, the application of neem cake recorded the lowest 9.97 per cent termite damaged plants, followed by vermicompost (10.43). The highest termite damaged plants (19.53) were observed in plots treated with FYM followed by groundnut cake treated plots (19.47). The maximum grain yield (1325 kg ha-1) was obtained from the plots treated with neem cake, followed by vermicompost (1205 kg ha-1). The minimum yield (1060 kg ha-1) was obtained from the plots treated with FYM. The maximum profit (Rs 8790 ha-1) was obtained from the treatment of vermicompost, followed by poultry manures (Rs 7010 ha-1). The highest incremental cost-benefit ratio (ICBR) of 0.96 was obtained from vermicompost followed by poultry manures (0.69).
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