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Abstract

Effect of inter-cropping on the incidence of potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller).

Abstract

Field trials conducted in Meghalaya, India, during 1987-88 indicated that larval infestations of Phthorimaea operculella on potatoes were consistently reduced when potatoes were grown with chillies [Capsicum], onions and peas compared to potato alone. Similarly, tuber damage was significantly lower in plots associated with Capsicum, onions and peas (11, 11 and 13%, resp.) compared to 27% in potato alone.