Evaluation of insecticides and natural product for their efficacy against shoot borer (Conogethes punctiferalis Guen.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) infesting ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)

  • C M Senthil Kumar*, T K Jacob, S Devasahayam ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu PO, Kozhikode-673 012, Kerala, India


Nine insecticides and a natural product were evaluated in the field at Peruvannamuzhi (Kerala) for their efficacy against shoot borer (Conogethes punctiferalis), a serious insect pest of ginger (Zingiber officinale) for two years. Pooled analysis of two years data indicated that chlorantraniliprole 0.01% was the best treatment with a mean pseudostem damage of 2.6% which was on par with flubendiamide 0.02% (4.1%), spinosad 0.0225% (6.5%) and cyantraniliprole 0.005% (8.8%), when sprayed at 15 day intervals during the second fortnight of July to the first fortnight of November. The trials indicated that that these low-risk insecticides and natural product can be utilized for the management of C. punctiferalis in ginger with reduced risk to the environment.


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S DEVASAHAYAM, C M Senthil Kumar*, T K Jacob,. Evaluation of insecticides and natural product for their efficacy against shoot borer (Conogethes punctiferalis Guen.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) infesting ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 2, p. 91-94, dec. 2017. ISSN 0971-3328. Available at: <https://updatepublishing.com/journals/index.php/josac/article/view/877>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25081/josac.2017.v26.i2.877.
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