Efficacy of Insecticides against Sesame Shoot Webber Antigastra catalaunalis


  • V Radhakrishnan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Needamangalam, Thiruvarur 614404, Tamil Nadu
  • P Indiragandhi Regional Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Vriddhachalam 606001, Tamil Nadu
  • G V Ramasubramanian Oilseed Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tindivanam 604102, Tamil Nadu




Antigastra catalaunalis, capsule borer, TMV 4, emamectin benzoate, coccinellids, spiders, yield, cost benefits


Field experiments evaluated the efficacy of insecticides against sesamum shoot webber Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel. Emamectin benzoate 5 SG @ 200g/ ha recorded minimum damage (1.93% and 1.31%) and larval incidence (1.87 and 2.70/ plant) during kharif and rabi, respectively. Predatory coccinellids and spiders (0.61 and 0.68/ plant), maximum seed yield of 650 kg/ ha and highest B: C ratio of 1:2.49 were obtained with emamectin benzoate 5 SG.


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Radhakrishnan, V., Indiragandhi, P., & Ramasubramanian, G. V. (2023). Efficacy of Insecticides against Sesame Shoot Webber <i>Antigastra catalaunalis</i>. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 723–725. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.372



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