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Table 5 Efficacy of different pest management modules on leaf and fruit infestation by 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 Leaf infestation (%) Fruit infestation (%) Reduction of leaf infestation over control (%) Reduction of fruit infestation over control (%) Yield (ton/ha) Yield increased over control (%)
T1 2.37d 2.84d 88.40 81.74 18.36a 39.04
T2 5.38c 5.16bc 73.67 66.82 16.48b 24.76
T3 7.35bc 7.39b 64.02 52.48 15.80bc 19.63
T4 9.56b 8.56b 53.21 44.95 14.95c 13.21
T5 (control) 20.43a 15.55a 13.21d
  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