MOHANKUMAR AND D.N. KAMBREKAR*
Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka
Studies on the field efficacy of different new insecticide molecules and botanicals against safflower leaf eating caterpillar Perigea capensis Guenée under field condition was conducted during 2014. All the treatments rendered significant suppression of leaf eating caterpillar compared to untreated control. Among the chemical treatments, least larval population was recorded in chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC which was significantly superior in recording the lowest population and was on par with emamectin benzoate 5 SG, flubendiamide 480 SC and spinosad 45 SC. Among botanicals significantly lowest larval population was re-corded in the treatment with garlic chilli kerosene extract @ 2 per cent which was significantly superior in recording the lowest population and was on par with NSKE @ 5 per cent and chilli garlic aqueous extract @ 3 per cent. Among chemical treatments highest grain yield and BC ratio was realised in chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC and emamectin benzoate 5 SG followed by flubendiamide 480 SC and spinosad 45 SC.
Safflower, Perigea capensis, New molecules and Botanicals