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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 528-535

Diversity of Insect Pollinators Associated with Pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan L. Mill sp. And Their Impact on Crop Production
Ichpal Singh, Uma Shankar*, D.P. Abrol and Amit Mondal
Division of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Chatha Jammu 180 002 (J&K), India
*Corresponding author

The studies were conducted to determine the impact of pollinators on the production of Pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan L. during 2013-14 and 2014-15. Studies on pollinator complex revealed that C. cajan flowers attracted 15 species of insects belonging to five families, 7 genera and three orders. The insect belongs to order Hymenoptera were most abundant. Of all the bees, megachilid bees were most abundant and compared more than 50 % of the total flower visiting insects followed by honeybees 39.4 % and anthophorid bees 6.6 %. The insects belonging to order Lepidoptera and Diptera which were reported in very small numbers at interrupted hours. The studies revealed that bee pollination was superior to all other treatments in improving qualitative and quantitative parameters of C. cajan crops in the order: bee pollination > open pollination > hand pollination > self-pollination > Carbaryl 50 WP 0.1 % + Open pollination > Imidacloprid 17.8 SL 0.05 % + Open pollination.

Keywords: Cajanus cajan, Pollinators, Honeybees, Solitary bees, Crop production.

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Ichpal Singh, Uma Shankar, D.P. Abrol and Amit Mondal. 2017. Diversity of Insect Pollinators Associated with Pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan L. Mill sp. and Their Impact on Crop Production.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 528-535. doi:
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