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EDITORIAL

Reducing Environmental Degradation

10
FEATURE

Akzo Nobel inaugrates new agrochemical lab in Mumbai

12

China Agriculture Study Tour

14
RICE/COTTON  

PREDATORS
Survey on the reduvid predators (Reduviidae: Hemiptera) in rice and cotton ecosystem
E. Pasupathi, C. Mathivathani, R. Prabhu, P. Priyanga and Y. S. Johnson Thangaraj Edward

16
TOMATO  
TABA
Effect of Taba (Gibberellic acid 0.001% L) spray on growth and yield of tomato
V. M. Raut, Sandeepa Kanitkar and K. N. Pawar
21
PATHOGENS
In vitro screening of methylobacterial isolates against root pathogens of tomato
V. Ponvizhi Ramya, S. P. Sundaram and R. Anandham
27
ALIKA
Field efficacy of Alika 247 ZC (Thiamethoxam 12.6% + Lambda cyhalothrin 9.5%)
against tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)
K. Thangavel, R. K. Murali Baskaran, W. Baby Rani and N. Palanisamy
34
COTTON  

ACEPHATE
New formulation of Acephate a promising alternative for sucking pest management in Bt cotton
S. B. Patil, S. S. Udikeri and Hareesha K. Badiger

39

INSECTICIDIES
Impact of newer insecticides on whitefly, predators and yield of Bt cotton
M. V. Gaikwad, P. W. Nemade, K. P. Budhvat and P. S. Wadaskar

43
GROUNDNUT  

PESTS
Bioefficacy of chemical insecticides against major insect pests of groundnut
P. L. Dabhade, J. G. Bapodra and D. M. Jethva

48

 

HERBICIDE
Economics of new herbicide in summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L) under Saurashtra condition
R. N. Daki, B. K. Sagarika and P. S. Makwana

54

 

GRAM  
HERBCIDES
Effect of different herbicides on gram (Cicer arietinum L.)
J. B. Vasave, M. V. Variya, P. J. Prajapati and B. B. Ramani
57
COWPEA  

POD BORER
Bioefficacy of chemical control of different pod borer complex of cowpea
S. S. Hutke, V. R. Virani, D. M. Jethva and R. L. Kalasariya

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GENERAL

Budget News 67
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