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Table 4 Efficacy of different pest management modules in controlling hog-plum beetle, P. 14-punctata under field condition during 2018

From: Sustainable pest management approach against the hog plum leaf beetle, Podontia 14-punctata Linn. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Treatments No. of larvae/(1 m2) quadrat No. of adults/(1 m2) quadrat % reduction of larvae over control % reduction of adults over control
Before treatment After treatment Before treatment After treatment
T1 11.35a 3.37d 12.45a 3.35d 82.58 78.50
T2 12.36a 5.38bc 10.34a 5.58c 72.20 64.18
T3 14.34a 9.35b 11.33a 7.34b 51.68 52.89
T4 13.55a 7.58b 11.52a 8.59b 60.83 44.87
T5 (control) 12.33a 19.35a 10.32a 15.58a
  1. All means followed by same letters at each column are not significantly different by Tukey’s multiple range tests, ANOVA (P < 0.05)
  2. T1: Hand picking + soil drenching with microbial pesticides, Lycomax, Russell IPM + trunk banding with packaging tape + spraying of spinosad; T2 = Hand picking + soil drenching with microbial pesticides, Lycomax, Russell IPM + spraying of azadirachtin; T3 = Hand picking + soil drenching with microbial pesticides, Lycomax, Russell IPM; T4: spraying of chlorpyripos + cypermethrin