Survey of Major Insect Pests, Uses of Management Practices and Other Related Information of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Growers of the Northern Region of Bangladesh
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 408-411
Received: Dec. 12, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 27, 2015; Published: Jan. 25, 2016
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Md. Abdul Ahad, Department of Entomology, Hajee Mohamed Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Ruji Raihana Ferdaus, Department of Entomology, Hajee Mohamed Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Md. Rezaul Ahsan, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh Secretariat, Bangladesh
Md. Muzammel Hoque, National Scientific and Technical Documentation Center (BANSDOC), E-14/Y, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A. N. M. Safiqul Islam, Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park Project Bangladesh, Hi-Tech Park Project Authority, BCC Bhaban, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Kantajir sugarcane Farm is the largest farm that situated a Kharol thana, Dinajprur, Bangladesh. There are 140.08 hectares (346 acres) of land. Farmers of the adjacent locality received leased of that land and cultivate sugarcane. Data collected from those farmers (5o farmers) during 01.01.12 to 31.03.12 from Sunderbon union of that Thana. Farmers informed that stem borer (Chilo tumidicostalis), early shoot borer (Chilo infuscatellus), top shoot borer (Scirpophaga incertulus), root borer (Emmalocera depressela), termite (Odontotermies obsesus), mealy bug (Sacchariccous sacchari) and scale insect (Melanapis glomerata) were major pest, respectively; even after application of insecticides (Furadan 5G). Moreover, 77.27% farmers informed that they used only Furadan 5G for the control of all type of stem borers; 54.54% farmers informed that they used losburn for control of termite. But removal of stem borer infested plant parts and killing of early shoot borer larvae by removal of soil was followed 21% farmers. In addition, the highest 77.27% farmers were acknowledged that those received information from the ‘Sugarcane development assistance’ followed by ‘Center in charge (13.63%). Additionally, 814.82% farmers said that they cultivated Isd 37 sugarcane variety followed by Isd-21 (40.91% farmers), and Isd 26 (27.27% farmers). Furthermore, 63.63% farmers informed that those cultivated chili Capsicum annuum as relay crops followed by potato Solanum tuberosum 54.54% (farmers), tomato Solanum lycopersicum 18.18% (farmers) and cucumber Cucumis sativus 13.63% (farmers). Moreover, farmers obtained every inputs such as sugarcane set (seeds), fertilizer and insecticide as loan and those loans were paid during the selling of sugarcane to the mill of Shetabgonj (Dinajpur, Bangladesh). In addition, those farmers claimed that they suffered various problems for sugarcane cultivation such as lack of marketing facilities (late purchase of sugarcane by the sugarcane mill, when it reduced its weight due do dry) and stem borer insect infestation.
Insect Pest, Insecticides, Mechanical Control, Sugarcane Variety, Relay Crops, Problems
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Md. Abdul Ahad, Ruji Raihana Ferdaus, Md. Rezaul Ahsan, Md. Muzammel Hoque, A. N. M. Safiqul Islam, Survey of Major Insect Pests, Uses of Management Practices and Other Related Information of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Growers of the Northern Region of Bangladesh, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 408-411. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20150306.15
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