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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1286-1290
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.157


Insect Pollinators of Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and their Foraging Behaviour
R. Umesh, Anil Kumar Vyas and M. K. Mahla
Department of Entomology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur-313 001, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract:

Investigations were carried out on “Insect Pollinators of Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and their Foraging Behaviour” during kharif 2019 at Rajasthan college of Agriculture, Udaipur. The insect pollinators of pumpkin consist of total 7 species. Among honey bees, Apis dorsata proved to be the dominant one (67.40%) followed by A. florea (14.28%). A. dorsata activity was observed from 0600-1300 hrs with peak activity at 0900-1000 hrs. A. florea activity was observed from 0600-1400 hrs with peak activity at 0800-0900 hrs. The treatments comprised of:Azadirachta seed kernel extract-5%, Azadirachta leaf extract-10%, Azadirachta oil-1%, Dusparni-10%, Teekha sat-3% replicated 4 times.Side-effects of botanicals on major insect pollinators of pumpkin recorded that there was a decrease in insect pollinator intensity ranging from 7.95 to 20.45%. Effect of botanicals on the major insect pest of pumpkin observed that Azadirachtin seed kernel extract (5%) was more effective against red pumpkin beetle followed by Azadirachtin leaf extract (10%).


Keywords: Insect pollinators, Pumpkin, Botanicals, Crop pest
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Umesh, S. R., Anil Kumar Vyas and Mahla, M. K. 2020. Insect Pollinators of Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and their Foraging Behaviour.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1286-1290. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.157