House sparrows (Passer domesticus (Linn.)) causing severe damage to peach buds in residential areas at Ludhiana, Punjab

@article{Mann1986HouseS,
  title={House sparrows (Passer domesticus (Linn.)) causing severe damage to peach buds in residential areas at Ludhiana, Punjab},
  author={G. S. Mann},
  journal={International Journal of Pest Management},
  year={1986},
  volume={32},
  pages={43-43}
}
  • G. S. Mann
  • Published 1986
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Pest Management
Abstract House sparrow (Passer domesticus (Linn.)) damage to peach flower buds/flowers was observed during 1978–1985 in the Aggar Nagar (Ludhiana) residential locality. At the flower bud stage, sparrows destroy the buds completely by eating or damaging them so that no flowers are produced, but leaf buds and young leaves remain untouched. The average yield of the Flordasun peach cultivar is 75 kg per tree (Anonymous, 1985) but in the present case only 0 to approximately 2 kg fruit were produced… 
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