Management of tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii Sign. on guava using entomopathogen fungus

MANASA K, BHAGWAN A, SIKHA DEKA, IRULANDI ., GANGA VISALAKSHY P N

Abstract


Field experiments were conducted during 2015-2018 at three locations viz., Periyakulam (Tamilnadu),Tinsukia (Assam) and Bengaluru (Karnataka) on the efficacy of Beauveria bassiana against tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii. The results revealed that 3-4 weekly sprays of B. bassiana (IIHR) at fruit setting stage of guava either in talc formulation @ 10g/l or wettable formulation @ 1 g/l was effective for management of the tea mosquito bug on guava


Keywords


Beuveria bassiana, biopesticides, guava, tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii

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