Efficacy of insecticides against shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella F. infesting okra

A G BANSODE, C S PATIL, S S JADHAV

Abstract


Field experiment was conducted to evaluate efficacy of newer insecticides against Earias vitella Fab. infesting okra cropduring 2014 at Rahuri, India.The results indicated that flubendiamide@60 g a.i./hawas themost effective treatment by recording lowest per cent (13.42%) fruit infestation with highest yield of 15.27 tonnes/ha . It was, at par with emamectin benzoate @ 9.5 g a.i./ha (13.61%). Next best treatments were indoxacarb @ 75 g a.i./ha, acephate @ 560 g a.i./ha and profenophos @ 500 g a.i./ha.


Keywords


Earias vittella;field efficacy;newer insecticides;okra

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