2020, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Insect pests and diseases of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presi.) and their management in agroforestry system: A review
Author(s): Ahasan Ullah Khan, Anayat Ullah Khan, Saugat Khanal and Subodh Gyawali
Abstract: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presi.) is important spice in the world which is cultivate in tropical and subtropical region of the world. It is widely used as beneficial spices and pharmacological agents from the inner bark of plants. The study is fully based on the use of secondary sources of data; related journals, government institutes, and related reports. Medically, this plant is very important but its production is humper due to insect pests and diseases are main barriers for the production of cinnamon fruit. The objective of this study was to document the insect pests and diseases of cinnamon and their management in agroforestry system compared to different cinnamon growing countries. Since many research works were done on these issues but all are not available to the policy makers, extension workers and public in a systematic manner to date. The major insects are jumping plant louse (Trioza cinnamomic), mite (Eriophyes boisi), common mime (Chilasa clytia Lankeswara, Moore), blue bottle (Graphium sarpedon Teredon), leaf and shoot Webber (Orthaga vitialis), hairy caterpillar (Euproctis fraternal Moore), wood boring moth or hairy tussock moth (Dasychira mendosa), fruit borer (Alcides morio Heller), leaf miner (Acrocercops spp.), and sorolopha semiculta (Olethreutes semiculta) and major diseases are leaf spot and die back (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides), seedling blight (Diplodia sp.), grey leaf spots/blight (Pestalotia cinnamomic), black sooty mould (Stenella spp.), algal leaf spots (Cephaleuros virescens), stripe canker (Phytophthora cinnamomi), pink disease (Corticium salmonicolor B. and Br.), brown root rot (Phellinus lamaensis Murr.), and leaf spot/blight (Colletotrichum gloesporioides). The paper eventually would help to increase the productivity of C. verum through the management of its insect pests and diseases.
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Ahasan Ullah Khan, Anayat Ullah Khan, Saugat Khanal, Subodh Gyawali. Insect pests and diseases of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presi.) and their management in agroforestry system: A review. Acta Entomol Zool 2020;1(2):51-59. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2020.v1.i2a.19