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Cumin Pests

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Pests of National Significance

Insect pests

  • Aphid: Myzus persicae Sulzer, Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris and, Aphis gossypii, A. craccivora Koch (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
  • Thrips: Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)


  • Root-knot nematode: Meloidogyne spp.


  • Wilt: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cumini Foc
  • Blight: Alternaria burnsii Uppal, Patel & Kamat, A. cucumerina Ellis & Everh
  • Powdery mildew: Erysiphe polygoni (Vaňha) Weltzien
  • Damping off : Pythium aphanidermatum (Edson) Fitzp.


  • Zeeri: Plantago pumilla L. (Plantaginaceae)
  • Lambs quarters: Chenopodium album L. (Chenopodiaceae)
  • Yellow sweet clover: Melilotus indica Medik. (Fabaceae)
  • Wild onion: Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav (Liliaceae)
  • Scarlet: Anagallis arvensis L. (Primulaceae)
  • Corn spurry: Spergula arvensis L. (Caryophylliaceae)
  • Fine leaf fumitory: Fumaria parvifl ora Lam (Fumariaceae)
  • False daisy: Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk. (Asteraceae)
  • Water primrose: Ludwigia sp. (Onagraceae)
  • Toothed dock: Rumex sp. (Polygonaceae)
  • Canary grass: Phalaris minor Retz. (Poaceae)
  • Goose grass: Poa nnua L. (Poaceae)
  • Rabbits foot grass: Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf. (Poaceae)
  • Burmuda grass: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. (Poaceae)
  • Purple nut sedge: Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperaceae)
  • Variable fl atsedge: Cyperus diff ormis L. (Cyperaceae)

Pests of Regional Significance

Insect pests

  • Tobacco caterpillar: Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
  • Cutworm: Agrotis ipsilon Hufnagel (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
  • Jassid: Eurymela fenestrata Peletier & Serville (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
  • Cigarette beetle: Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)
  • Drug store beetle: Stegobium paniceum Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)

IPM for Cummin

To know the IPM practices for Cumin, click here.

Source: NIPHM and Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage

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