Evaluation of IPM Modules Against Diaphania caesalis (Walker) in Jack Fruit
Keywords:Diaphania caesalis, Ecology, Biocontrol, Life History, Chemical Control, Neem, Pongamia, Nomuraea rileyi, Trichogramma chilonis, Apanteles stantoni, Hooking, Blagging
Field trials were conducted to evaluate four IPM modules against jack shoot and fruit borer Diaphania caesalis (Walker). Among different canopy types, the spreading type canopy was the most susceptible. The fruit damage on covered and hooked fruits were significantly lesser compared to control. Among the five modules evaluated- Module I (Nomuraea rileyi (WP)@ 10g/l, pongamia soap 5 gm/l, Trichogramma chilonis @ 45,000 adults and Apanteles stantoni @ 450 adults/acre) were more effective. The laboratory mass multiplied parasitoids and pathogens provided an effective control. Moreover, ecofriendly botanical insecticides i.e. neem and pongamia are equally effective.
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