Efficacy of Certain Insecticides against Sucking Pests and Phyllody in Sesamum


  • P Divya Department of Entomology, Agricultural College, Naira 532185, Andhra Pradesh
  • M S V Chalam Department of Entomology, Agricultural College, Naira 532185, Andhra Pradesh,
  • S Govindarao Department of Statistics and Computer Applications, Agricultural College, Naira 532185, Andhra Pradesh




Sesamum, Whitefly, Leafhopper, Phyllody, Seed Treatment, Thiamethoxam, Imidacloprid, Yield, Cost Benefits


A field experiment was conducted at the Agricultural college, Naira during rabi, 2020-21 on the control of major insect pests on sesamum viz., leafhopper Hishimonus phycitis (Distant) and whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and phyllody disease. The results revealed that tthiamethoxam 25WG @ 0.25 g/ l was very effective against both the pests with 72.2 and 50.5% reduction in incidence, respectively. Thiamethoxam was also effective against phyllody (PDI of 5.72), and gave a maximum seed yield of 6.50 q/ ha and B:C ratio (1:4.7). Seed treatment with imidacloprid 17.5SL @ 5 ml/ kg seed stood as the next best with B:C ratio of 1:3.7.


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Divya, P. ., Chalam, M. S. V. ., & Govindarao, S. . (2022). Efficacy of Certain Insecticides against Sucking Pests and Phyllody in Sesamum. Indian Journal of Entomology, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.581



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