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Effect of different insecticides on population of whitefly on cotton


The International Journal of Global Sciences (TIJOGS)

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Jamil Ijaz1, Muhammad Faheem Dastgeer1, Hassan Saeed2*, Muhammad Afsar Ali Shaker3

Irum Waheed4, Kiaenat Nazir4, Ayesha Anwar1, Iqra1, Sana Rubab5

1Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

2Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi

3Department of Entomology, Bahaudin Zakariya University, Bhadur Sub Campus Layyah

4Department of Zoology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

5Department of Entomology, Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan

*Corresponding author’s email: Hassan.saeed909@gmail.com 

Submitted Accepted Published
Aug 02,2019 Sep 28,2019 Oct 05,2019

2019 / Vol: 2 / Issue: 4


Abstract


Cotton is most important crop of Pakistan. Whitefly is one of the most disastrous insect, which is responsible for decreasing yield of cotton and become the source of viral disease transfer. To reduce the damage and deleterious effects caused by whitefly use of chemicals is very effective in controlling the population as compared to other control methods. An experiment was performed at Research area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, one variety FH-114 was sown on 30th May 2018 using Randomized Complete Block Design. The research was initiated to determine the effect of three different insecticides imidacloprid (Confidor 20%SL), thiamethoxam (Actara 25%WG) and acetamiprid (Diamond 20%SP) at their recommended doses.   The effects of these treatments was compared with control. The data was taken one day before spray and then after 1,3,5,7 and 15 days after spraying. Data was collected by means of Zig zag method. At the end of research data collected from field was analyzed and results showed that all treatments were efficient in dropping of the whitefly population. Highest mortality rates were observed on plots treated with Imidacloprid and followed Acetamiprid and thiamethoxam also showed significant results


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