COST EFFECTIVE IPM MODULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MORINGA FRUIT FLY, Gitona distigma (Meigen) (DIPTERA : DROSOPHILIDAE)

C SELVI, N MUTHUKRISHNAN

Abstract


Five IPM modules were evaluated at Nadupatti area of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu during kharif 2006 for their effectiveness against moringa fruit fly, Gitona distigma (Meigen). Among them, suggestive module 1 (SM 1) consisting of soil application of thiamethoxam 25 WG @ 200 g a.i. ha-1 on 150, 180 and 210 days after sowing, use of fermented tomato in a trap, collection and destruction of fruit fly damaged fruits at weekly interval and foliar spray of spinosad 45 SC @ 56 g a.i. ha-1 and profenofos 50 EC @ 250 g a.i. ha-1 on 165 and 195 DAS was found to be the best module in minimizing fruit damage and pupae in the soil and increasing fruit yield and cost benefit ratio.

Keywords


IPM; Gitona distigma; moringa fruit fly

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