Performance of different insecticides against tobacco cutworm, budworm and aphids

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Performance of different insecticides against tobacco cutworm, budworm and aphids

Sadar Quaid, Shah Alam Khan, Ahmad-Ur-Rahman Saljoqi, Javid Khan, Imtiaz Khan
Int. J. Biosci.15( 1), 500-506, July 2019.
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A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of different insecticide against tobacco pest complex in the tobacco research station mardan in 2015. Cypermethrine, Lambda cyhalothrin and Bifenthrin were used against tobacco cutworm (Agrotis Ipsilon), Emamectin benzoate, Methomyl and Indoxacarb against Budworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Imidacloprid, Acetamiprid and Spinocad against Aphids (Myzus persicae) using a Randomized completed\ block design. Each treatment was replicated thrice. Plant-to-plant and Row-to-row distance was 60cm and 90cm respectively. All the cultural practices including irrigation, hoeing and fertilization were kept uniform to all experimental units. Pesticides were applied just after the attack of cutworm and data were recorded after 24, 48 and 72 hours of the chemical application. Cypermethrin showed better results on controlling the cutworm population. Emamectin gives best result against budworm. Imidacloprid gives better result against aphids. The highest yield was obtained from Cypermethrin treated polt 3225.20kg/ha while lowest was obtained from Bifenthrin treated plot 2188.70kg/ha.


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