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Pests of Wheat

  • Neeta Gaur
  • Swathi Mogalapu
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Abstract

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop cultivated all over the world and consumed by nearly 35% of the world population. It harbours nearly two dozen of insects; among them only half a dozen of insect pests, like aphids, termites, army worm, pink stem borer, pod borer and Ghujhia weevil, attain the major pest status. They damage wheat crop from sowing to maturity stage. This chapter describes about distribution, host plants, identification, biology, damaging symptoms of insect pests and various control measures adopted for management of insect pests to enhance the productivity.

Keywords

Defoliation Dead heart Chaffy grains White ear Termitarium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neeta Gaur
    • 1
  • Swathi Mogalapu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyCollege of Agriculture, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagarIndia

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