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Abstract

Pest complex of Indian mustard, Brassica juncea, in eastern Rajasthan.

Abstract

The pest complex of Indian mustard (cv. Pusa Jai Kisan) was studied in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, during the rabi season. Twenty-one species of insect pests were recorded on Indian mustard. The mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi) was a key pest of Indian mustard. Painted bug (Bagrada cruciferarum [B. hilaris]) was a major pest, infesting the crop at the seedling stage and at the harvesting stage. The saw fly (Athalia lugens proxima [A. lugens]) and pea leaf miner (Chromatomyia horticola) were also found to be serious pests, whereas flea beetle (Phyllotreta cruciferae) was only a minor pest of Indian mustard.