Evaluation of Seed Soaking Insecticides Against Insect Pests of Sorghum
Keywords:Atherigona soccata, Chilo partellus, deadhearts, efficacy, Peregrinus maidis, Rhopalosiphum maidis, sorghum, seed soaking, thiamethoxam
In this study, seed soaking insecticide treatments i.e., thiamethoxam 25%WG @ 2.0 g/l, clothianidin 50%WG @ 2.0 g/ l, dinotefuron 20%SG @ 1.0 g/l, fipronil 5%SC@ 1.0 ml/l, flonicamid 50%SG @ 0.50 g/l + CaCl2 @ 2% were evaluated in sorghum variety M 35-1 during 2018 and 2019. The pooled data in terms of deadhearts (DH) showed significant reduction in damage, with least % deadhearts by the shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rondani) (17.96%), and stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) (4.32%); while shoot bugs (Peregrinus maidis Ashmead)/ plant (5.88) and number of aphids- Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch.)/ 3 cm2 leaf area (23.57) were significantly reduced, along with maximum grain yield (1810 q/ ha) being with thiamethoxam.
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