Vol. 13 No. 3
Management of brinjal fruit and shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis Guenne.) through the use of pheromone trap and insecticides
Author(s): S. Giri, U. Giri, P. Adhikary, A. Hansda and T. K. Maity
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of pheromone traps and use of pesticide in management of Brinjal fruit and shoot borer in five nearby villages of North 24 Parganas during 2015-16 from rainy season to winter season. The experiment was conducted with three different treatment combinations along with farmer’s practice in five different adoptive villages in Randomized Block Design. The study revealed that Installation of Pheromone trap, mechanical removal of branches and fruit along with two application of insecticide at 45 and 60 days after planting was found most effective (Technology option III). The highest total yield of 20.79t ha-1 along with lowest percentage of shoot and fruit borer damage of 4.69 per cent was recorded in Technology option III.
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