Evaluation of neem and pongamia formulations for the management of leafhopper, Idioscopus nitidulus (Walker) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in mango

RAKSHITHA MOULY, T N SHIVANANDA, ABRAHAM VERGHESE

Abstract


Mango leafhopper, Idioscopus nitidulus (Walker) is one of the major sucking pests of mango. Botanicals such as neem and pongamia are of greater importance in managing the pest population. A field experiment was carried out during 2016 and 2017 to evaluate four herbal formulations at different concentrations along with a positive (imidacloprid) and a negative (water) control. The results suggested that among the different concentrations, neem soap or pongamia soap sprayed at 5 g/l or neem herbal formulation or pongamia herbal formulation sprayed at 5 ml/l reduced the hopper population in both the study years. The research highlights the use of different botanicals in the management of leafhoppers in mango.


Keywords


Mango, leafhopper, Idioscopus nitidulus, botanicals

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