Efficacy of new molecules of insecticides against South American tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

Sridhar V, Onkara Naik S, Nitin K S

Abstract


South American tomatomoth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) is an emerging pest on tomato in India causing extensive
damage both under open field and polyhouse conditions. Eleven insecticides were evaluated against the pest for two
seasons i.e., kharif and rabi in 2016 at ICAR-Indian Institute ofHorticultural Research, Bengaluru, India under field conditions.
The most efficacious insecticides identified effective against T. absoluta were spinetoram 12 SC@1.25ml/L, cyantraniliprole
10 OD @1. 8 ml/L, flubendiamide 480 SC@ 0.3ml/L and spinosad 45 SC@0.3ml/L, both on leaf and fruits.


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137 Efficacy of new molecules of insecticides against South American tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) V. SRIDHAR1*, S. ONKARANAIK1 and K. S. NITIN1,2 1Division of Entomology and Nematology, ICAR - Indian Institute of Horticu

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