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Assessment and Identification of Insect Pests on Sweet Oranges (Citrus sinensis) in Tony Farm, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia


Volume 12, Issue 2, December 2014, Pages 509–514

 Assessment and Identification of Insect Pests on Sweet Oranges (Citrus sinensis)  in Tony Farm, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Yosef Hamba, Dejene Getachew, and Mohammed Kasso

Original language: English

Received 30 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Aims: This study focused on the assessment and identification of key insect pests on sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) plantation in Tony farm of Dire Dawa town. It was also explain the abundance of key pests and effective controlling methods.
Methodology and Results: The farm lands of sweet oranges stratified in to nursery stage and adult stage by using stratification method technique. Then random sampling method of data collection was carried out in both strata. By this method direct observations were taken place and the data collected from this area were analyzed. The larvae and adult stages of key insect pests of sweet oranges were identified by using the dissecting microscope. Citrus leaf miners, leaf dogs and cottony cushion scale are key insect pests of sweet oranges in this area. From these citrus leaf miners are highly dominant where as orange dog is less in abundance.
Conclusions: Citrus sinensis plants in Tony farm are highly damaged by these key insect pests particularly nursery stages of plants are devastated.


Author Keywords: Citrus leaf miner, Cottony cushion scale, Leaf dog, dissecting microscopy, larvae.


How to Cite this Article


Yosef Hamba, Dejene Getachew, and Mohammed Kasso, “Assessment and Identification of Insect Pests on Sweet Oranges (Citrus sinensis) in Tony Farm, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 509–514, December 2014.