Evaluation of Imidacloprid 6%+ Lambda cyhalothrin 4% SL Against Sucking Pests of Cotton


  • Shiddalingappa V Hugar
  • Shasikanth S Udikeri College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005, Karnataka




Cotton, Aphis gossypii, Amrasca biguttula biguttula, Thrips tabaci, Bemisia tabaci, imidacloprid, lamda cyhalothrin, natural enemies, coccinellids, chrysopids, yield


Two field experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of imidacloprid 6%+ lambda cyhalothrin 4% SL against sucking insects viz., aphid Aphis gossypii Glover, leafhopper Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Ishida), thrips Thrips tabaci L. and whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) on cotton during kharif, 2018-19 and 2019-20 at the Agricultural Research Station, Dharwad farm, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka. Results showed that the higher dose of imidacloprid 6%+ lambda cyhalothrin 4%SL @ 500 ml ha-1 resulted in 89.02, 88.52, 91.91 and 90.17% reduction of aphids, thrips, leafhoppers and whitefly, respectively in first season and 93.03, 87.15, 97.01 and 89.65% in second season compared to the untreated check. It was on par with its lower dose @ 450 ml ha-1. There was no significant difference in the counts of grubs and adults of coccinellids and number of chrysopids. Thus, imidacloprid 6%+ lambda cyhalothrin 4% SL could be used for the management of sucking pests without any effect on non-target insects.


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Shiddalingappa V Hugar, & Udikeri, S. S. (2023). Evaluation of Imidacloprid 6%+ Lambda cyhalothrin 4% SL Against Sucking Pests of Cotton. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 667–671. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.673



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