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Studies on the influence of agro-ecological interventions for fall armyworm management in maize.

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Field experiment was carried out at the Department of Millets, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu during kharif 2020 to study the influence of agro-ecological interventions for fall armyworm (FAW) management involving different intercrops in maize. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with the five treatments viz T1- Maize + Tephrosia, T2 - Maize + fenugreek, T3- Maize + coriander, T4- Maize + marigold and T5- Maize alone, replicated thrice. A row of C:N hybrid grass was planted in the brim of the field. It was found that among the intercropping systems in maize, maize + marigold was found to be superior for the management of FAW in maize which recorded higher maize equivalent yield of 6,215 kg/ha, net return of Rs 47,181.00/ha and B-C ratio of 1.87.