Silkworm Diseases

Silkworm Diseases Diseases: The silkworm, Bombyx mori that has been under domestication since time immemorial is prone to the attack of a number of diseases. Among the diseases pebrine, grasserie, …

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Types of Silkworms

Types of Silkworms There are four kinds of natural silk which are commercially known and produced. Out of them, mulberry silk is most important and it contributes about 95% of …

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Jowar Stem Borer: Overview

Jowar Stem Borer Class – Insecta Order – Lepidoptera Family –  Pyralidae Genus – Chilo Species –  zonellus = partellus (Swinhoe) Jowar is Maharashtra’s most important staple food crop. Aside from being a staple …

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest Control is defined as a pest management system that in the context of the associated environment and the population dynamics of the pest species, utilizes …

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Bee Behaviour and Communication

Bee Behaviour Swarming: The phenomenon of leaving off the colony by the queen and other members is known as swarming. It is taking place towards the end of spring or …

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Introduction and Scope of Pests

The influence of insects on human life ‘destructive and beneficial’ can be traced back to prehistoric day and till now. A constant struggle is going on between men and insects …

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Classification of Pests

Insect pests are capable of feeding on almost all types of organic matter. The insects can cause damage to crop plants in the field, fruit plants, stored food and even …

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Harvesting of Mulberry

Leaf Plucking Method

Introduction It is possible to harvest leaves 5-6 times in a year. Generally, the leaf yield is more in the first three harvests during rainy season and comparatively less during …

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