RESPONSE OF SOME JUTE (CORCHORUS SPP.) ACCESSIONS TO JUTE YELLOW MITE, POLYPHAGOTARSONEMOUS LATUS BANKS UNDER NATURAL CONDITION

Author:
Md. Nazrul Islam, Khandakar Shariful Islam, Mahbuba Jahan, Md. Sohanur Rahman

Doi: 10.26480/rfna.02.2020.50.53

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The jute yellow mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus constitutes one of the major pests of jute crop in Bangladesh. The objective of this work was to find out the sources of resistance/tolerance accessions against jute yellow mite. This experiment was carried out in the fields of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, JAES, Manikganj and the Central station, BJRI, Dhaka, during jute growing seasons 2011 and 2012. Out of 79 accessions, only 13 accessions were found less susceptible to yellow mite. These accessions were studied further in the field and net-house condition. Considering the level of infestation in the net-house condition only three accessions namely 1510, 890 and 33-1-244 (A) 2 were found to perform better showing 9.75, 9.68 and 9.93% infestation. In field condition, in case of olitorius, accession 1510 showed lowest infestations (9.90%) giving maximum plant height 324.15 cm and yield 3.26 ton/ha. In case of capsularis, accession 890 also resulted minimum infestation (10.23%) giving satisfactory plant height 315.27 cm and yield 3.14 ton/ha respectively. Accessions 1510, 890 and 33-1-244 (A) 2 could be recommended as breeding materials for evolving yellow mite resistant jute variety.

Pages 50-53
Year 2020
Issue 2
Volume 1