Distribution of Milky Disease and Green Muscardine Disease of White Grub in Central Gujarat


Abstract

Bacillus popilliae var holotrichiae and Metarhizium anisopliae var anisopliae were found well distributed in three districts of Central Gujarat (23°N, 73°S)causing milky disease and green muscardine disease respectively, in Holotrichia consanguinea populations. The incidence of milky disease varied, from 2.0 to 36.0 per cent and green muscardine disease 1.9 to 15.3 per cent in different villages durlna 1985-87. A few arubs were also found simultaneously infected by both the pathogens.

Keywords

Hototrichia consanguinea, Bacillus popilliae Var holotrichiae, Metarhizium anisopliae, Natural Distribution.

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