Impact of Release Intervals and Densities of Trichogramma chilonis (Ishii) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Against the Sugarcane Stem Borer, Chilo infuscatellus (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae) under Field Conditions

Authors

  • Raza Muhammad Plant Protection Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tandojam-70060, Pakistan
  • Maqsood Anwar Rustamani Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam-70060, Pakistan
  • Nazia Suleman Plant Protection Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tandojam-70060, Pakistan
  • Nazir Ahmad Plant Protection Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tandojam-70060, Pakistan
  • Qadeer Ahmad Plant Protection Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tandojam-70060, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2012.08.02.36

Keywords:

 Sugarcane, Trichogramma chilonis, Chilo infuscatellus, release interval, release densities

Abstract

The parasitization of Trichogramma chilonis parasitoids was found higher in the blocks where parasitoids were released to control Chilo infuscatellus at weekly interval (52.4 %) as compared to fortnight (40.9%) and monthly intervals (32.7%). Mean parasitization was (42.7%) when 80,000 thousand parasitoids were released on monthly basis followed by 41.4% (40,000), 37.8% (20,000) and 34.0% (10,000). However the mean infestation was below economic threshold levels ranging from 5.3 to 6.5 % in all the blocks where the parasitoids were released in variable numbers.

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2021-07-02

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Raza Muhammad, Maqsood Anwar Rustamani, Nazia Suleman, Nazir Ahmad, & Qadeer Ahmad. (2021). Impact of Release Intervals and Densities of Trichogramma chilonis (Ishii) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Against the Sugarcane Stem Borer, Chilo infuscatellus (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae) under Field Conditions. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 8(2), 472–477. https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2012.08.02.36

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