Journal of Applied and Natural Science 8 (1): 333-339 (2016)
Efficacy of different bio-pesticides against sucking pests of okra (Abelmoschus
esculentus L. Moench)
Suraj Sarkar1*, Sandip Patra2 and A. Samanta3
1Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar-736 165, (West
2Division of Crop Protection, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam -793103 (Meghalaya), INDIA
3Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia -741252 (West
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Abstract : The field experiment was carried out in the pre-kharif season of 2013 at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya,
Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India to evaluate the efficacy of different bio-pesticides against sucking pests of okra.
The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications for each treatment. The
treatments viz. annonin 1% EC, karanjin 2% EC, Azadirachtin 1% EC, Metarrhizium anisopliae, Verticillium lecanii ,
Beauveria bassiana , Bacillus thuringiensis var Kurstaki, spinosad 45 % SC and imidacloprid 17.8% SL were applied
at 15 days interval starting from seedling stage when whitefly and jassid infestation started. Results revealed that
the overall best performance of insecticides against whitefly was recorded in imidacloprid treated plots with lowest
mean population of whitefly (3.91 whitefly/15 leaves) followed by karanjin (4.16 whitefly/15 leaves) and azadirachtin
(5.16 whitefly/15 leaves while the order of efficacy aginst jassid were imidacloprid (15.27 jassids/15 leaves) >
karanjin (33.91jassids/15leaves)>azadirachtin(40.38jassids/15leaves). Effectiveness of test insecticides on the yield
of okra wasspinosad>Bt>B. bassiana>azadirachtin>imidacloprid>annonin>karanjin>M. anisopliae.
Keywords : Annonin, Azadirachtin, Jassid, Karanjin, Whitefly.