Mothborers of Sugarcane with Colored Illustrations
Author
S K Duttamajumder
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9789389719444
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Description
In India, in the overall insect pests' scenario of sugarcane, moth borers alone account for around 55-60% of the total crop loss. The book Moth borers of Sugarcane is a visual treat of photographs that unfolds the borer complex of sugarcane in a lucid manner spanning 649 pages. In fact, it is a cornerstone publication on Sugarcane Entomology. The first Technical Bulletin on this subject "Identification of the striped moth borers of sugarcane in lndia" (20 pages) was published by Mr. B. D. Gupta in 1958. It was felt that a revision with the current knowledge would be appropriate to cater the present needs. The author fervently took up this challenge to develop an identification manual of the important moth borers of sugarcane that even a nonprofessional could use with confidence. The present publication, in addition to the striped borers, encompasses other important moth borers of sugarcane. Moreover, it also contains information on symptoms of infestations, different life stages of the moth borers and key identifying characters for each stage of the life cycle. It is often axiomed that "A picture is worth a thousand words". Obviously, a good colour photograph speaks volumes and often leaves an indelible impression on the mind of the reader that words and explanations cannot do. This publication bridges the longstanding gap of a comprehensive publication detailing the easily identifiable characters of moth borers of sugarcane with suitable and vivid colour photographs of symptoms of infestations as well as different life stages of the pest. To be honest, it is not a xientific treatise on moth borers of sugarcane written for the use and training of Entomologists. Rather it is intended to serve the more humble but useful purpose of a manual of practical information for the use of the farmers, extension personnel and cane development workers who are interested to learn about the moth borer pests of sugarcane. At the end, a chapter on the identification of important bio-agents that are commonly used to contain these borer pests has been added. Contents Acknowledgements v Preface vii 1 Introduction 1 2 Brief history, identification and naming of moth borers of sugarcane in India 6 3 An overview of sugarcane moth borers in India 11 3a List of plates on an overview of sugarcane moth borers in India 25 4 Top borer, Scirpophaga excerptalis (Walker) 33 4a List of plates on Top borer, Scirpophaga excerptalis (Walker) 41 5 Root borer, Emmalocera depressella (Swinhoe) 98 5a List of plates on Root borer,Emmalocera depressella (Swinhoe) 106 6 Green borer, Raphimetopus ablutella (Zeller) 165 6a List of plates on Green borer, Raphimetopus ablutella (Zeller) 170 7 Pink borer, Sesamia inferens (Walker) 183 7a List of plates on Pink borer, Sesamia inferens (Walker) 187 8 Early shoot borer, Chilo infuscatellus Snellen 223 8a List of plates on Early shoot borer, Chilo infuscatellus Snellen 230 9 Stalk borer, Chilo auricilius Dudgeon 286 9a List of plates on Stalk borer, Chilo auricilius Dudgeon 294 10 Internode borer, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) 357 10a List of plates on Internode borer, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) 364 11 Gurdaspur borer, Acigona steniellus (Hampson) 431 11a List of plates on Gurdaspur borer, Acigona steniellus (Hampson) 437 12 Plassey borer, Chilo tumidicostalis (Hampson) 448 12a List of plates on Plassey borer, Chilo tumidicostalis (Hampson) 453 13 Maize or Sorghum borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) 505 13a List of plates on Maize or Sorghum borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) 508 14 Keys to the identification of sugarcane moth borers (Based on larval and pupal characters) 536 14a List of plates on keys to the identification of sugarcane moth borers (Based on larval and pupal characters) 543 15 Important bio-agents of sugarcane moth borers 546 15a List of plates on important bio-agents of sugarcane moth borers 551 16 Selected References 577 Appendices 583