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Table 3 Panicle-feeding insect pest mean infestations on sorghum head at different dates of sampling in the 2018 cropping season

From: Effects of insecticides and cultivars on panicle-feeding insect pest infestations and grain yield of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in northern Ghana

Date of sampling Clavigralla tomentosicollis/head Dysdercus fasciantus/head Stenodiplosis sorghicola/head Nezara viridula/head Riptortus dentipes/head Pachnoda interrupta/head
04/10/2018 1.23 0.87 0.87 0.81 0.92 1.07
17/10/2018 1.29 1.43 0.85 0.95 0.89 1.42
30/10/2018 2.88 1.29 0.80 0.81 1.29 1.03
p value < 0.001 0.022 0.025 0.032 0.003 < 0.001
LSD (p < 0.05) 0.44 0.40 0.05 0.12 0.23 0.12
  1. LSD = least significant difference at 5% probability threshold