Article Id: ARCC766 | Page : 341 - 345
Citation :- EFFICACY OF NEEM AND PUNGAM BASED BOTANICAL PESTICIDES ON SUCKING PESTS OF COTTON.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2011.(45):341 - 345
J. Vinodhini* and  B. Malaikozhundan1 Kozhundan.malai@gmail.com
Address : Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College, Madurai - 625 104, India


A field study was carried out to find out the effect of different botanical pesticides and a chemical pesticide on the sucking pests of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum. Insitu count of leafhopper (Amrasca devastans) and aphids (Aphis gossypii) were made prior to the pesticide application and on 1st , 3rd , and 7th  day after application of pesticides. Of the different botanicals used, neem seed kernel extract (5%) was found to be effective followed by Pongamia glabra seed kernel extract (5%), neem oil (3%) and Pongamia glabra oil (3%) against the sucking pests (Leafhopper and Aphids) of cotton. Maximum population reduction was noticed on the 3rd day after treatment.


Botanicals Neem Pongamia Jassids Aphids.


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