Effects of Mulches on Foraging Behaviour of Microtermes Obesi and Odontotermes Spp. in India uri icon

abstract

  • Termites are important agricultural pests in the semi-arid tropics. Conventional methods of control have relied on persistent organochloride insecticides with accompanying health and environmental problems. In contrast, cultural control methods provide untested, but environmentally sound options to farmers. This study reports results from three experiments on the use of mulches to reduce Microtermes obesi and Odontotermes spp. damage with relevance to groundnut production in India

publication date

  • 1991
  • 1991