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Evaluation of different insecticides for the management of aphid (Shizaphis graminum Rond.) on Triticum aestivum L.


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Ayesha Anwar1†, Ali Khan2†*, Kanwal Zahra3, Kiaenat Nazir4 Muhammd Ali1, Muhammad Umair Gulzar1

1Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

3Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Department of Zoology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

*Corresponding author’s email: alikhanpbmg01@gmail.com 

Submitted Accepted Published
Jul 01,2019 Aug 26,2019 Sep 01,2019

2019 / Vol: 2 / Issue: 3


Abstract


The planned study was conducted with the objectives to find efficacy of three insecticides against aphid (Shizaphis graminum Rond.) on wheat. Four wheat cultivars i.e. Galaxy-2013, Punjab-2011, Ujala-2016 and Sehar-2006 were sown under randomized complete block design (RCBD) in last week of November, 2018 with net plot size (1.2m×8m) at entomological research Area University of agriculture, Faisalabad. The treatments were T1=thiamethoxam, T2=imidacloprid, T3=carbosulfan, T4=acetamaprid and T5=control. Recommended agronomic practices were carried out during experiment. Data regarding efficacy were recorded 1, 2, 7 and 14 days after application. All four insecticides were effective and reduced aphid population significantly; however, imidacloprid proved to be the most effective with minimum aphid population (1.25 aphids per plant) and maximum percent mortality (97.13%). 


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