Insect pest complex of rose at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad
Wayanad has a salubrious climate. More sun light, humidity and moderate temperature ranging from 15 to 28°C is ideal for rose cultivation. Rose (Rosa sp.) flowers are mainly used in commercial perfumery and cut flower industry. But, they are susceptible to several insects, which reduce flower growth and quality.Insects severely attack plant which may stunt or kill parts, affect flowering, or cause aesthetic damage. A study was conducted at the rose garden of Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Ambalavayal, Wayanad to document insect pest complex. The most important insect pests identified were Macrosiphum rosae, Thrips tabaci, Anomala orientalis, Aonidiella aurantii, Achaea janata, Orgyia posticus, Megachile anthracina, Odonototermes obesus, etc.
Smitha, R., Rajendran, P., Sandhya, P.T., Aparna, V.S. and Rajees, P.C. (2017). Insect pest complex of rose at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad. Acta Hortic. 1165, 39-44
cut flower industry, documentation, flower growth, quality, aesthetic damage