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Plant Quarantine: An Effective Strategy of Pest Management in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Deptt of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA & T Pantnagar- 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 2Deptt of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA & T Pantnagar- 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 3Deptt of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA & T Pantnagar- 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 5-10, January,8 (2014)

Abstract

The quantum of import and export of plant commodities have been increased during the recent years, there is a distinct possibility of moving insect pests and diseases from their original native habitation to new location. Cottony cushion scale, woolly aphid, San Jose scale, golden cyst nematode of potatoes, the giant African snail are some exotic pest introduced into our country and cause extensive damage. So to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds from foreign countries or within country, legal restrictions are enforced commonly known as Quarantine. Plant Quarantine regulatory measures are taken at the national level (Domestic Quarantine) as well as international level (Foreign Quarantine). The enforcement of the quarantine measures is supported by legal enactments, called quarantine laws. It acts as an important tool in excluding pests from the crop. Effective implementation of quarantine is highly emphasized for manage of pests, which in turn helps in maintaining the productivity of crops.

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