FOLIAR APPLICATION OF IMIDACLOPRID 17.8 SL AGAINST BHENDI APHID, Aphis gossypii Glover

G. PREETHA, T. MANOHARAN, S. KUTTALAM, J. STANLEY

Abstract


Imidacloprid (EZ)-l-(6-chloro-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-nitroimidazolidin-2ylidene
amine), a chloronicotinyl compound with unique mode of action was evaluated
against bhendi aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover and the results revealed that imidadoprid 17.8 SL at the recommended dose of 25 g a.i. ha" was effective in controlling the population of aphids up to 25 days. As the concentration increases, it increased the efficacy. The x, 2x and 4x doses of imidacloprid did not produce any phytotoxicity symptoms on bhendi plants.


Keywords


Aphis gossypii; aphid; bhendi; imidacloprid; phytotoxicity

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