Track 2-2-1: Plant Diseases, Insect Pests and Weed Management

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Plant Diseases, Insect Pests and Weed Management

Studies on Insect Fauna of Lucerne Medicago sativa and Their Impact on Seed and Forage Yield in Lucerne Medicago sativa

Narendra S. Kulkarni, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Vinod Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Vegetation Changes Ten Years after Catclaw Mimosa ( Mimosa laxiflora ) Control with Tebuthiuron in a Short Grass Prairie at Northern Sonora, Mexico

Fernando Ibarra-Flores, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Martha Martin Rivera, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Salomón M. Moreno, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Fernando Ibarra Martin, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Rafael Retes Lopez, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Alfredo Aguilar Valdez, Universidad Antonio Narro, Mexico

Leaf Blast Pyricularia grisea Effects on Buffelgrass Forage and Seed Production in Northwestern Mexico

Martha Martin Rivera, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Fernando Ibarra-Flores, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Patricia Barrios Cardenas, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Salomón M. Moreno, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Fernando Ibarra Martin, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Rafael Retes Lopez, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Francisco Rivas Santoyo, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Alfredo Aguilar Valdez, Universidad Antonio Narro, Mexico

Study on the Community Structure and Diversity of Spiders in Alfalfa Fields and Natural Grassland

Yi Wu, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Yasen, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Li Zhao, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
ShaLi Yasen, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China

Study on the Feeding Preference of Asian Migratory Locust: Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus (Orthoptera, Acridoidea) in Different Development Stages of Hoppers

Zumrat
Sali
Yasin
Yasen, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China

Fungal Endophytes from the Aerial Tissues of Important Tropical Forage Grasses Brachiaria spp. in Kenya

Sita R. Ghimire, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Joyce Njuguna, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Leah Kago, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Monday Ahonsi, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Donald Njarui, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization, Kenya

Pasture Larval Burden in a Grazing Land of Subtropical Hill Region of Meghalaya

R. Laha, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India
M. Das, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India
A. Goswami, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India
A. Sen, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India

Impact of Chromolaena odorata Invasion on Diversity, Dry Matter Yield and Soil Mineral Contents in Pasture Area

Muhammad Rusdy, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
Muhammad Riadi, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Effect of Diseases and Insect-Pests on Forage Quality of Cowpea

D. K. Banyal, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
Jaya Chaudhary, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
Rajan Katoch, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India

Parasitization Efficiency of Kairomonal Dust Formulations against Egg Parasitoid Trichogramma spp (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

Madhulika Srivastava, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
A. K. Singh, Delhi University, India
Sudhida G. Parihar, Delhi University, India
R. D. Gautam

Disease Control and Plant Growth Promotion of Miscanthus × giganteus with Trichoderma Bio-Inoculants

Diwakar R. W. Kandula, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Janaki Kandula, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Harmanjeet Kaur, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Hossein Alizadeh, Lincoln University, New Zealand
John G. Hampton, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Management of Foliar Diseases of Forage Sorghum

Ritu Mawar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. P. Awasthi, Agartala University, India
Upasana Rani, Punjab Agricultural University, India
D. K. Banyal, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India

Influence of Grass Species on the Mycotoxins Content

Jiri Skladanka, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Daniela Knotova, Agricultural Research Ltd., Czech Republic
Pavel Knot, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Lucie Hodulikova, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Jan Nedelnik, Agricultural Research Ltd., Czech Republic
Iva Klusonova, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Monika Novotna, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Abundance, Diversity and Importance of Some Insects in Grasslands of Indian Arid Zone

Nisha Patel, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Effect of Various Sowing Dates on the Management of Wilt of Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonaloba L.)

Upasana Rani, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Simranjit Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Davinderpal Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India

Efficacy of Different Herbicides on Weed Flora of Berseem (Trifolium alexandrium L.)

Vinod K. Wasnik, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Aniruddha Maity, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. R. Kantwa, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Physiological Efficiency of some Weeds Species under Hill Farming Systems of Subtropical Meghalaya

D. P. Patel, National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, India
Anup Das, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India
G. C. Munda, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, India

Occurrence of Blast Disease in Hybrid Napier

Savitha Antony, Kerala Agricultural University, India
C. George Thomas, Kerala Agricultural University, India
S. Beena, Kerala Agricultural University, India

Efficacy of Various IPM Modules on Biotic Pressure and Green Forage Yield in a Forage Production System (Cowpea + BN Hybrid – Berseem mixed with Mustard + BN Hybrid)

N. K. Shah, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
R. B. Bhaskar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. I. Azmi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. K. Tyagi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Integrated Disease Management of Root Rot Disease of Cowpea ( Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp.)

Pradeep Saxena, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
R. B. Bhaskar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Seed Biopriming a Novel Tool for Production of Disease Free Fodder

H. B. Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India

Evaluation of Biopesticides against Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, Therioaphis spp on Alfalfa

M. Anuradha, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India
R. Susheela, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India
T. Shashikala, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India
M. Shanti, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India
G. Anitha, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India