Effect of Neem Products and Synthetic Insecticides against Sucking Insect Pests of Cauliflower under Field Conditions

Authors

  • S. Shahzad Ali Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Junaid Ahmed Jatoi Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Syed Sohail Ahmed Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Huma Rizwana Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Abdual Gaffar Khoso Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Fazal-ur-Rahman Bhatti Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Mohammad Ibrahim Mengal Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Azizullah Bugti Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Shahid Ali Shahwani Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
  • Manzoor Ahmed Rind Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.38

Keywords:

 Neem products, Synthetic insecticides, Sucking pests of cauliflower.

Abstract

:A field study was carried out during 2015 at Muhammad Bachal farm at Bakrani District Larkana. Four treatments with three replications were applied. The treatments were: T1=Chemical control (Diamond 20SP), T2=Neem oil, T3= Neem kernel, T4= Untreated (Control). Two insect pests were found infesting Cauliflower including white fliesand thrips. Pre-treatment- and post-treatment observations were recorded. The results revealed that against thrips, the first spray of chemical control (Diamond) showed highest reduction percent (50.61%) followed by neem oil (43.33%), neem kernel (40.42%), and lowest for untreated control (10.31%); while in the second spray also, chemical control (Diamond) showed highest effect against thrips (58.51%); followed by neem oil (57.88%), neem kernel (52.43%) and least by untreated plot (14.77%). Against white flies chemical control (Diamond) showed highest effect (82.89%) as observed during 1st spray, followed by neem oil (72.47%), neem kernel (72.68%), and untreated control (5.12%), while after second spray also chemical control (Diamond) showed highest reduction percent (85.53%) followed by neem oil (74.34%), neem kernel (72.26%), and the lowest was resulted by untreated control (4.11%). Chemical control (Diamond) showed its superiority in effect to combat sucking insect pests studied in cauliflower, followed by neem oil, neem kernel, and untreated control remained the least.

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2017-01-05

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S. Shahzad Ali, Junaid Ahmed Jatoi, Syed Sohail Ahmed, Huma Rizwana, Abdual Gaffar Khoso, Fazal-ur-Rahman Bhatti, Mohammad Ibrahim Mengal, Azizullah Bugti, Shahid Ali Shahwani, & Manzoor Ahmed Rind. (2017). Effect of Neem Products and Synthetic Insecticides against Sucking Insect Pests of Cauliflower under Field Conditions. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 13, 221–225. https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.38

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