INVESTIGATING LETHAL EFFECT OF DIFFERENT BOTANICALS AGAINST OXYCARENUS LAETUS KIRBY UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS

  • MUHAMMAD ASAD SALEEM, JAVARIA NAZIR, MIRZA ABDUL QAYYUM Department of Entomology, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan

Abstract

For last few years, dusky cotton bug, Oxycarenus laetus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) has become an emerging pest of cotton crop threatening cotton production in Pakistan. Onset of insecticidal resistance demands the use the alternate approaches for the control of O. laetus. Plant-based botanicals have the potential to suppress O. laetus at different concentrations. The findings of present study showed that highest mortality (53.13%, 70.83% and 96.91%) of O. leatus was recorded at 1.5%, 2.5% and 5% concentrations after 72h of treatment with N. tabacum. However, O. sanctum harbored lowest mortality (38.10%, 37.50% and 52.91%) at all tested concentrations. Consequently, Nicotiana tabacum was proved as exhibiting competent insecticidal properties for the control of O. laetus.

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MIRZA ABDUL QAYYUM, M. A. S. J. N. “INVESTIGATING LETHAL EFFECT OF DIFFERENT BOTANICALS AGAINST OXYCARENUS LAETUS KIRBY UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS”. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Vol. 8, Apr. 2018, pp. 22-25, doi:https://doi.org/10.25081/imrj.2018.v8.3618.
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