Comparative Analysis of the Effect of Different Insecticide Treatments on Nagpur Mandarin in Biomass Accumulation
Issue: 2023 - Volume 13 [Issue 7]
P. N. Dawane *
Department of Agricultural Entomology, Regional Fruit Research Station, Katol, Distt. - Nagpur, Maharashtra- 441302, India.
Shailendra Sagar Prajapati
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh-482004, India.
Ekta Dinanath Bagde
Department of Plant Pathology, Regional Fruit Research Station, Katol, Distt. – Nagpur, Maharashtra-441302, India.
H. B. Goramnagar
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra-441302, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The Comparative Analysis of the Effect of Different Insecticide Treatments in Nagpur Mandarin on Biomass Accumulation was conducted during the Ambia bahar of 2009-10. The experiment was carried out on an eight-year-old Nagpur mandarin orchard with a spacing of 6.0 m x 6.0 m at Futala farm, College of Agriculture, Nagpur. The study aimed to assess the impact of different insecticide treatments on Citrus psylla management. A trial comprising of eleven treatments was set in the Randomized Block Design (RBD), replicated thrice, with each treatment plot having four plants. Four branches were selected from each plant at random and tagged. The population of citrus psylla (both nymph and adult) was counted on the twigs of 5 cm fresh growth of the shoot from all the four sides of the plant during Ambia bahar of 2009-2010. The study found that imidacloprid 0.25 ml/l, acetamiprid 0.1 g/l, and quinalphos 1 ml/l + karanj oil (pongamia oil) 10 ml/l were the most effective treatments based on biomass accumulation (wet weight basis). Meanwhile, treatments with lower efficacy were Verticillium lecani 4 g/l + mineral oil 5 ml/l, azadirachtin 2 ml/l, mineral oil 5 ml/l, and Verticillium lecani 4 g/l. Furthermore, the application of imidacloprid 0.25 ml/l, acetamiprid 0.1 g/l, thiomethoxam 0.1 g/l, and quinalphos 1 ml/l + karanj oil (pongamia oil) 10 ml/l were found to be the most effective treatments based on biomass accumulation on a dry weight basis. The results indicated that treatments with imidacloprid, acetamiprid, thiomethoxam, and quinalphos with karanj oil were the most effective in promoting higher growth of new flush, bearing (buds, flowers and fruit), and biomass accumulation on both wet weight and dry weight basis. Among them, the treatment with imidacloprid at 0.25 ml/l was found to be the most effective.
Keywords: Insecticide, biomass, management, Citrus psylla
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