COMPARATIVE LIFE TABLE STUDIES OF DIAMONDBACK MOTH, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus) ON CABBAGE

K. H. IBOHAL SINGH, S. K. JALALI, R. J. RABINDRA, N. S. RAO, Y. LALITHA

Abstract


Cabbage, Brssica olaracea var. capilata is  one of the most important vegetables of India. It  is attacked by a number of insect pests and the  diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella  (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera : Yponomeutidae) inflict  severe damage to the crop by defoliation causing  yields loss up to 44.6 percent (Krishnaiah, I980).  Many cabbage growers use IPM-neem seed kernel  extract spray, trap crop, etc. The extracts from  neem seed and kernel have provided good control  of DBM on cabbage (Sannaveerappanavar et al.,  I997). It is therefore, desirable to develop an  integrated pest management (IPM) system, which  is less dependent on synthetic insecticides. Ialali  et al. (2001), in the choice study for most suitable  Trichogrammatoid species to promote as a key  component in the IPM for DBM has reported  Trichogrammatoidea bactrae Nagaraja as the  most important species.


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