Studies on the effect of leaf blight infected leaves on silkworm rearing

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Project Code

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Title

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Studies on the effect of leaf blight infected leaves on silkworm rearing.

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Investigators

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Project period

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2004 - 2005

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Institute/ University

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Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Pampore, Jammu & Kashmir

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Objectives

  • To study the effect of feeding leaves with leaf blight.

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Important findings

Feeding of the larvae with leaf blight infected leaves caused decrease in ERR by number (12.2%) and by weight (21.8%). A decrease in single cocoon weight (10.9%), single shell weight (42.2%) and silk ratio (8.4%) was also observed in the lots fed with infected leaves in comparison to the lots fed with healthy leaf.

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