Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Relative Performance of Certain Newer Insecticides against Pod Bug [Clavigrallagibbosa(Spinola)] on Long Duration Pigeonpea

Ram Keval, AmitYadav*, Rahul Kumar, and C.P. Srivastava

Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India.

Received on 19 April 2015 and accepted on 10 July 2015

 

ABSTRACT

Field experiments were conducted to observe, the relative performance of some new insecticides with novel mode of action (Acetamiprid 20 SP @20 g a.i./ha, Spinosad 45 % SC @73 g a.i./ha, Rynaxypyr 18.5 SC 30g a.i/ha, Dimethoate 30 EC @ 600 g a.i./ha, Profenophos+DDVP 20ml+0.5ml/lit, Acephate 75 SP @ 750 g a.i./ha) for the management of Pod bug [Clavigrallagibbosa (Spinola)]on Pigeon pea in field condition, during the kharifseason of 2012-13 and 2013-14 at Agricultural Research Farm, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Among the insecticide tested, the lowest pod damage & grain damage by Pod bug was recorded in the plot treated with Rynaxypyr 18.5 SC @ 30g a.i./ha (10.33 &9.00% and 3.65 &2.05% respectively ) which is at par with Spinosad 45% SC @73 g a.i./ha (12.66% & 10.00 % and 3.84% & 2.51 % respectively ).

Keywords : Rynaxypyr, Pod bug, Insecticides, Spinosad.