Effect of Different Synthetic Pesticides Against Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund.) On Bt. and non-Bt. Cotton Crop


 Pesticides, pink bollworm, Bt. and non-Bt. Cotton.

How to Cite

Imran Ali Rajput, Tajwer Sultana Syed, Arfan Ahmed Gilal, Agha Mushtaque Ahmed, Fahad Nazir Khoso, Ghulam Hussain Abro, & Maqsood Anwar Rustamani. (2017). Effect of Different Synthetic Pesticides Against Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund.) On Bt. and non-Bt. Cotton Crop. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 13, 454–458. https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.75


The field studies were conducted at the farmer’s field in 2015-2016 to determine the effect of three different insecticides (triazon, radiant and polytrin C) on Bt. and non-Bt. cotton varieties against pink bollworm. The results revealed that triazon was observed the most effective pesticide against PBW on both cotton varieties. The mortality reduction percent of 33.99 to 30.45% was recorded at triazon, 27.72 to 26.95% at radiant and 24.68 to 14.48% at polytrin C respectively, in 2015. However, in 2016 the mortality reduction percent decreased but effective trend of these selected pesticides were observed same with mortality reduction percent of 28.15 to 25.46% at triazon, 21.95 to 23.52% at radiant and 19.96 to 16.37% at polytrin C in Bt. and non-Bt. cotton varieties. In present investigation, triazon was observed the most effective pesticide than radiant and polytrin C on larvae of PBW in both Bt. and non-Bt. varieties.



Menally P, Mullins W. The role of prevado in western cotton IPM programs proceeding beltwide cotton conferences. Nashville, USA, 9-12 January 1996; 859-862.

Lykouressis D, Perdikis D, Samartzis D, Fantinoub A, Toutouzas S. Management of the pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) by mating disruption in cotton ?elds. Crop Protection 2005; 12(24): 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2004.07.007

Champagne DE, Isman MB, Neiltowers GH. Inesticidal activity of phytochemicals and extracts of the -Miliaceae (In: Arnason, J.T., Philogene, B.J.R. and Morand, P. Eds, Insecticides of plant. Origin Acs Symp Ser 387, Washington, D.C.) 2005.

Temarak SA. 2007. Suscetibility of Spodoptera littoralis to old and new generation of Spinosyn products in five cotton. Resist. Pest Management 1989; 16(2): 34-47.

Ghure ST, Kharbde BS, Patil DS. Bioefficacy of new pesticides against bollworm complex of cotton (Gossypium spp.). Int J Plant Protect 2008; 1(2): 106-109.

Gosalwad SS, Kamble SK, Wadnerkar DW, Awaz KB. Efficacy of some newer insecticides for control of cotton bollworms. J Cotton Res and Develop 2009; 23(2): 282-285.

Khidr AA, Desuky DMH, El-Sheakh AA, Araslan S. Sequential use of some insecticides against cotton bollworms in control trials. Egypt J Agric Res 1996; 74(2): 321-331.

El-Sorady AEM, El-Zanan AAS, Abo-Sholoa MKA, El-Dahan AA. Influence of some insecticide sequences on natural and artificial infestation with pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund.). Egypt J Agric Res 1998; 76(2): 585-596.

AbdEl-Mageed AEM, El-Gohary LR, Dahi HF. Evaluation of several programs of sequences pesticides application on cotton bollworms and some other sucking pest in cotton field. J Entomol 2007; 4: 93-103. https://doi.org/10.3923/je.2007.93.103

Carpenter JE, Gianessi LP. Agricultural biotechnology: updated benefit estimates. National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy, Washington, D.C 2001.

Qaim M, Zilberman D. Yield effects of genetically modified crops in developing countries. Science 2003; 299: 900-902. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1080609

Li CL, Beyers, Ismael Y, Piesse J. The impact of Bt. cotton in GM-technologies. Makhath in Flats, Kwa Zulu-Natal’, World Development 2003; 31: 717-732. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(03)00004-4

Gupta GP, Sharma K. Neem based pest management strategy in cotton system. Pesticide Research Journal 1997; 9: 190-197.

Widawsky D, Rozelle S, Jin S, Huang J. Pesticide productivity, hostplant resistance and productivity in China. Agric Economics 1998; 19: 203-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5150(98)00049-8

Huang J, Hu R, Rozelle S, Qiao F, Pray CE. Transgenic varieties and productivity of smallholder cotton farmers in China’, Australian Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics 2002; 46: 367-387. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.00184

Thompson GD, Borth PW, Shaw MC, Huckaba RW, Nead BA, Peterson LG, Richardson JM, Porteous DJ. Spinosad and the new naturalyte insect control class, In Proceedings, Beltwide Cotton Conference, National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. 2009; pp. 870-872.

Lab P, Lenorm T, Raymond M. On the world wide spread of an insect resistance gene: a role for local selection. J Environ Biology 2005; 18(6): 1471-1484.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Copyright (c) 2017 Imran Ali Rajput, Tajwer Sultana Syed, Arfan Ahmed Gilal, Agha Mushtaque Ahmed, Fahad Nazir Khoso, Ghulam Hussain Abro , Maqsood Anwar Rustamani