Impact of Different Oils as Biopesticide against Sucking Insect Pests in Cotton


  • Lubna Bashir Rajput Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Arfan Ahmed Gilal Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Aslam Bukero Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Niaz Ahmed Wahocho Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Tandojam, Pakistan



 Cotton, Biopesticides, Sucking pests, Oils.


The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of various botanical products on population of sucking complex on cotton crop. The study was conducted at the experimental area of Entomology section, Agriculture Research Institute, Tando Jam during the Kharif Season-2004. Five bio-pesticides i.e. neem oil (500ml/acre), cooking oil (750 ml/acre), linseed oil (750ml/acre), hing (290gm/acre) and cotton oil (750ml/acre) were applied twice against sucking complex (jassid, thrip and whitefly) and compared with an untreated control. It was observed that the efficacy of different bio-pesticides against sucking complex (jassid, whitefly and thrips) varied significantly. All products reduced pest population during both sprays. On an average, neem oil (63.27%) and cotton oil (62.01%) were found to be superior in reducing sucking pest, followed by hing (58.25%), cooking oil (57.18%) and linseed oil (55.24%) respectively.


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How to Cite

Lubna Bashir Rajput, Arfan Ahmed Gilal, Aslam Bukero, & Niaz Ahmed Wahocho. (2017). Impact of Different Oils as Biopesticide against Sucking Insect Pests in Cotton. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 13, 34–40.