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M.B. Zala, P.K. Borad, T.M. Bharpoda , J.B. Bhut and N.A. Bhatt
Department of Agricultural Entomology, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University Anand – 388 110, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):2981-2987 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 15/07/2016 | Accepted: 27/09/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016

An experiment was conducted during two consecutive kharif seasons of 2013-14 and 2014-15 in order to evaluate the bio-efficacy of agro clean, a bioproduct @ 1, 2, 3 and 4% along with NSKS @ 5% and imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 0.008% as standard check against sucking insect pests of Bt cotton. The results of the field efficacy experiment showed that the standard check, a synthetic insecticide imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 0.008% was found highly effective in reducing the population of aphid, leaf hopper, thrips and whitefly in cotton followed by biopesticides, agro clean @ 3 and 4%. The seed cotton yield was also recorded significantly the highest in imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 0.008 (31.05 q/ha) followed by agro clean @ 4% (28.32 q/ha) and agro clean @ 3% (26.90 q/ha). Considering the results of bio-efficacy and yield, agro clean, a bioproduct of M/s Shukla Ashar Impex Private Limited, Rajkot @ 3 and 4% was found effective against major sucking pests in Bt cotton.


Bio-efficacy, sucking insect pests, agro clean, Bt cotton, seed cotton yield

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