Management of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci : An emerging insect pest of brinjal


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Authors

  • Ravinder Singh Chandi Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, Punjab, India
  • Amandeep Kaur Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, Punjab, India

Keywords:

Brinjal, Bemisia tabaci, diafenthiuron, efficacy, thiamethoxam, whitefly.

Abstract

Efficacy of diafenthiuron 50WP and thiamethoxam 25WG was evaluated against whitefly in brinjal during 2017 and 2018 at Entomological Research Farm, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Diafenthiuron 50WP proved quite effective in controlling the whitefly population during both the years. The population of whitefly was significantly lower in treatments diafenthiuron 50WP @ 500 and 600 g/ha being at par with each other followed by lower dose of diafenthiuron 50WP, thiamethoxam 25WG @ 100, 150 and
200 g/ha and malathion 50EC @ 625 ml/ha (Chemical check). Fruit yield was significantly higher in diafenthiuron 50WP @ 500 and 600 g/ha followed by lower dose of diafenthiuron 50WP, thiamethoxam 25WG and malathion 50EC. Higher per cent yield increase over control and avoidable yield losses were recorded in higher doses of diafenthiuron 50WP. The net returns over control in diafenthiuron 50WP @ 500 g/ha were also better than thiamethoxam 25 WG and malathion 50EC.

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Submitted

2022-11-12

Published

2022-11-14

How to Cite

Management of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci : An emerging insect pest of brinjal. (2022). Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 50(1), 6-13. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJPP/article/view/130159