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This study on the population dynamites of pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubn.) on soybean revealed that it appeared from 29th Standard meteorological week (SMW) (0.40± 0.10 three leaves/ plant). It increased and reached its peak level of 2.67± 0.17/ 3 leaves/ plant during 33rd SMW. The declining trend was observed and reached 0.60± 0.13/ 3 leaves/ plant during 40th SMW. The peak infestation was 48% during 35th SMW. The incidence exhibited non-significant positive correlation with maximum (r= 0.227) and minimum temperature (r= 0.335) and evening relative humidity (RH) (r=0.315); and a significant positive one with morning RH (r= 0.599) and significant negative one with rainfall (r= -0.42). The sunshine was found to be negatively and non-significantly correlated (r = -0.069).


Helicoverpa armigera, Infestation, Incidence, Relative Humidity, Temperature, Rainfall, Sunshine Hours, Correlation Coefficients, Seasonal Incidence

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Farooq, Z. ., Mantoo, M. A. ., Yaqoob, M. ., Ayoub, L. ., Irshad, S. S. ., Bhat, T. A. ., Wani, F. J. ., Shah, I. M. ., & Sheikh, S. A. . (2022). Population Dynamics of Helicoverpa armigera on Soybean. Indian Journal of Entomology, 1–2.


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