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Table 7 Efficacy of different pest management modules on leaf and fruit infestation by hog-plum beetle, P. 14-punctata under field condition during 2019

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 3.57d 3.87d 80.80 78.41 17.61a 39.66
T2 5.67c 6.33bc 69.55 64.70 15.38b 21.97
T3 5.91c 8.24b 68.26 54.08 14.27bc 13.22
T4 7.40b 8.73b 60.25 51.35 13.98c 10.87
T5 (control) 18.61a 17.94a    12.61d
  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