Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 49 issue 5 (october 2015) : 460-463

Evaluation of some insecticides against pigeonpea pod fly Melanagromyza obtusa Mall

Mahesh P. Pathade, Pankaj B. Salunke, S.L. Borkar
1College of Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Krishinagar, Akola-444 104, India.
Cite article:- Pathade P. Mahesh, Salunke B. Pankaj, Borkar S.L. (2024). Evaluation of some insecticides against pigeonpea pod fly Melanagromyza obtusa Mall. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 49(5): 460-463. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v49i5.5812.
The present investigation was conducted during kharif 2011-12 on field of Department of Agricultural Entomology, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. The experiment was planned in randomized block design with gross plot size 4.2 x 4.4 m2 and net plot size 3.0 x 4.0 m2 with twelve treatments replicated thrice with the object to study the effect of some insecticides against pigeonpea pod fly,Melanagromyza obtuse. In evaluation study ten treatments were tested against pod fly,Melanagromyza obtuse. on pigeonpea .The result revealed that treatment Deltamethrin 1 EC + Triazophos 35 EC emerged as the most effective treatment against M. obtusa in minimizing the damage to green and dry pods as well as grains. Thiaclopride 21.7 SC and Profenophos 50 EC were found significantly effective in minimizing the cumulative mean per cent infestation of pod fly of pigeonpea. These findings indicate that the pigeonpea crop required two sprays of newer insecticides from pod initiation stage at 15 days interval for the management of pigeonpea pod fly, Melanagromyza obtusa.
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