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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 292-300
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.037


Evaluation of Cow Based Fermented Organic Products for Non-insecticidal Pest Management in Castor
G. V. Suneel Kumar* and O. Sarada
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agril. University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Field studies were undertaken at Agricultural Research Farm, Darsi, Andhra Pradesh to study the comparative bio-efficacy of cow based (dung and urine) fermented organic products viz., neemastra, brahmastra and agniastra at 20% along with Neem Seed Kernel Extract (NSKE) 5 % against the major pests of castor and their safety to natural enemies during 2016-17. NSKE 5% recorded least no. of mean larval population of Achaea janata (1.06 plant-1), Spodoptera litura (0.78 plant-1), capsule damage by Conogethes punctiferalis (17.0%) and was no way inferior to recommended insecticidal check treatment (0.74, 0.66 larvae plant-1 and 11.7%, respectively). NSKE @5% and neemastra @20% registered significantly least (2.15 and 2.40 hoppers leaf-1) population of Empoasca flavescens and were on par with the other organics including insecticidal check (2.63 leaf-1) but superior to untreated control (3.8 leaf-1). NSKE 5% followed by neemastra, brahmastra and agniastra conserved highest population of coccinellids (1.3, 1.1, 1.0 and 0.96 plant-1, respectively), spiders (1.0, 1.0, 1.0 and 1.08 plant-1, respectively) and Microplitis coccons (1.34, 1.15, 1.11 and 1.1 plant-1, respectively) which were at par with untreated control (1.5, 1.3 and 1.5 plant-1, respectively). NSKE 5% recorded higher seed yield of 742 kg ha-1 with ICBR of 16.4 followed by agniastra (474 kg ha-1) with ICBR of 3.4 and were next best to insecticidal check (885 kg ha-1) recorded ICBR of 10.2.


Keywords: Castor, cow based organics, NSKE, Sucking and Defoliator insect pests
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Suneel Kumar, G. V. and Sarada, O. 2020. Evaluation of Cow Based Fermented Organic Products for Non-insecticidal Pest Management in Castor.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 292-300. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.037