Bio-Efficacy of Caterpilin (Bacillus thuringiensis var-ukrstati) Against Pod Borer (Helicoverpa armigera) Infesting Pigeon Pea

  • Sandeepa Kanitkar
  • V. M. Raut
  • R. K. Patil
  • Medha Kulkarni
  • Meghraj Kadam Kan Biosys, Pune
Keywords: Piogenonpea, Cajanus cajan, Bt, Bacillus thuringiensis, Pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera, Yield

Abstract

The pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) is a key Lepidoptera pest of pigeon pea in Maharashtra and Karnataka state. Bio-efficacy of Caterpilin (Bacillus thuringiensis i.e.Bt) alongwith chemical insecticides was evaluated against pod borer during kharif season at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. Results compiled revealed that Pop (Chemical insecticide) + Caterpilin (Bt) @ 1.0 g/L treatment to be more promising in controlling larval population of pod borer over control during first spray (49.13 to 66.84%), second spray (48.97 to 59.68%) and third spray (43.33 to 63.98%). Similarly, the above treatment recorded maximum reduction in pod damage (49.54%) and seed damage (50.52%) with increase in yield upto 96.21% over control and 30.44% over chemical (Pop) treatment. Similarly, spraying of Caterpilin (Bt.) did not show any phytotoxic effect on pigeonpea crop.

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Published
2020-10-17
How to Cite
Sandeepa Kanitkar, V. M. Raut, R. K. Patil, Medha Kulkarni, & Meghraj Kadam. (2020). Bio-Efficacy of Caterpilin (Bacillus thuringiensis var-ukrstati) Against Pod Borer (Helicoverpa armigera) Infesting Pigeon Pea. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(5), 323-328. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.5.42

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