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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1268-1273
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.143


Demonstration of Eco-friendly IPM Modules for the Management of Major Sucking Pests in Cotton
Alagar1*, M. Tamil Selvan2, R. Ravi3 and V. Sivakumar4
1Agricultural Entomology, 4Horticulture, Coconut Research Station, TNAU, Aliyarnagar, India2Horticulture, Agricultural Research Station, TNAU, Pattukottai, India3Forestry, Forest College and Research Institute, TNAU, Mettupalayam, India
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Abstract:

Eco-friendly IPM module for the management of major sucking pests of cotton was demonstrated in the farmer’s field. Eco-friendly IPM module has significantly reduced the sucking pests population. The leafhoppers population was low (1.5 number / 3 leaves) in the demo plots and it was high (4.2 numbers/ 3 leaves) in the check plots. Similarly the aphids, thrips, whitefly and mealy bug population were low in the demo plots when compared to the check plots. The predator population viz., coccinellids, syrphids, green lace wing and spiders was high in the demo plots compared to very meager in the check plots. It indicated the harmful effect of pesticides on natural enemies. The number of pesticide spray was reduced completely in the demo plots but in the check plots the farmers sprayed five to six rounds chemical insecticides. The net return and benefit cost ratio was Rs.89,603/ha and 1:2.2 respectively in demo plot and it was only Rs.23,763/ha 1: 1.2 respectively in check plot.


Keywords: Pest management, Eco-friendly, IPM module
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Alagar, M., M. Tamil Selvan, R. Ravi and Sivakumar, V. 2020. Demonstration of Eco-friendly IPM Modules for the Management of Major Sucking Pests in Cotton.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1268-1273. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.143