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Abstract

Studies on level of infestation of pea leaf miner Chromatomyia horticola Goureau (Agromyzidae: Diptera) on pea crop in selected areas of NWFP, Pakistan.

Abstract

A survey was conducted in the selected areas of NWFP to study the infestation level of pea leaf miner, Chromatomyia horticola on pea crop during 1997-98 in collaboration with CABI Bioscience, Regional Bioscience Center, Sub-Station Saidu Sharif Swat and NWFP Agriculture University Peshawar in Pakistan. The data were recorded from four localities in Peshawar, five localities in Swat and four localities in Kalam. The average infestation was 81.52, 30.93 and 26.74% in Peshawar, Swat and Kalam, respectively. In Kalam, the average seasonal infestation of leaf miner was 31.16, 26.16, 26.00 and 23.66% at Gaheel, Kalam Summer Station (KSS), Kalam Integrated Development Project (KJDP) and Buyoon, respectively. In Swat, the average infestation was 51.66, 49.66, 23.00, 16.33 and 14.00% at Alam Ganj, Salanda, Bara Asia, Charbagh and Khwazakhela, respectively. In Peshawar, the infestation was very high from the very beginning and 84.16, 81.50, 80.50 and 79.93% average infestation was recorded from Shamshah, Misrapura, Shahmdi Bala and Daman, respectively.