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