Balikai, R.A., Kotikal, Y.K., & Prasanna, P.M. 2011 Status of Pomegranate Pests and Their Management Strategies in India. Proceedings of the IInd International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor including Mediterranean Fruits (ISPMMF-2009) : Dharwad, India, June 23-27, 2009' Leuven, Belgium 890: 569-583


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  • Notes: Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is one of the important fruit crops in India and being cultivated in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Pomegranate trees are attacked by about 45 species of insects (Butani, 1979), 32 insect and non-insect pests (Balikai, 2000), more than 50 species of insects (Verghese and Jayanthi, 2001) and 33 insect pests (Balikai et al., 2003). Thorough scanning of literature revealed a total of 91 insects, 6 mites and 1 snail pest feeding on pomegranate crops in India.