Control of sorghum shootfly, Atherigona soccata (Rondani) by systemic insecticides in different types of soils

Thobbi, V.V. and Naidu, M.B. and Singh, M.B. (1979) Control of sorghum shootfly, Atherigona soccata (Rondani) by systemic insecticides in different types of soils. Indian Journal of Entomology, 41 (3). pp. 250-259.

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Field tests were carried out in India to determine the effectiveness of 7 systemic insecticides belonging to the carbamate and organophosphorus groups against Atherigona soccata Rond. Seed and soil treatments were applied at 4 locations during the hot and cool seasons of 1971. The types of soil used were loamy sand, light loamy sand, clay loam (black soil) and sandy loam. The effects of the insecticides on emergence of seedlings, number of A. soccata eggs per 10 plants, percentage dead hearts, plant height and number of leaves were recorded. All the compounds except chlorfenvinphos and phorate resulted in a higher rate of plant emergence. The best compound in this respect was a granular preparation containing 10% aldicarb, which may have been due to its nematicidal properties. Seed and soil treatment with 5% carbofuran and soil application of granular preparations of 10% phorate, 5% disulfoton, 10% aldicarb or 10% mephosfolan all resulted in increased height and a greater number of broader leaves as compared with plants grown in untreated soil. All the insecticides except aldicarb resulted in a significantly lower percentage damage by A. soccata in red soil than in black soil. This was most pronounced in the case of carbofuran. Soil treatments were found to be more effective than seed treatment

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: IARI Regional Research Station, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Plant Protection > Control Methods
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 05:43
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 05:43

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