ECONOMICS OF IPM FOR GRAM POD BORER, HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA (HUBNER) ON PIGEONPEA OVER NON-IPM IN MAHABOOB NAGAR DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIAA.D.G. Grace, U. Venkateswarlu, Penchala G. Raju and M.V. Reddy
Onfarm demonstrations of IPM for gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera at pyalamaddi village of Mahaboobnagar district during 2004-05 and 2005-06 revealed that with the adoption of IPM technology for gram podborer, Helicoverpa armigera in pigeonpea, there was 54.03% reduction in pod damage and an increase of 44.5% increase in yields . Benefit-Cost ratio (BC ratio) was also high in IPM plots (1.08) compared to non-IPM plots (0.24).
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