Evaluation of Some Ecofriendly IPM Approaches in Sorghum


  • P. Anandhi Agricultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kovilpatti 628501, Tamil Nadu
  • V. Ambethgar Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai 612101, Tamil Nadu




Sorghum, Atherigona soccata, Chilo partellus, Stenodiplosis sorghicola, IPM modules, timely sowing, imidacloprid, NSKE, fishmeal trap, bund cropping, bhendi, Trichogramma chilonis


Some ecofriendly IPM modules were evaluated against insect pests of sorghum. These included: timely sowing (41st standard week-SW); seed treatment with imidacloprid 70WS @ 3 g/ kg seed; installing fishmeal trap @ 12/ ha up to 30 days after emergence (DAE); bund cropping with sorghum + bhendi; releasing egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis at 35 DAE; spraying NSKE 5% at 60 DAE. These recorded minimum pest load with highest cost benefit ratio. This IPM package was compared to local common farmers’ practice and the results proved that these approaches are superior.


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Anandhi, P., & Ambethgar, V. (2023). Evaluation of Some Ecofriendly IPM Approaches in Sorghum. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(4), 1061–1065. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.136



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