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2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6
Study on synthetic and botanical insecticidal control of Aulacophora foveicollis (Lucas) (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) on three pumpkin varieties in Peshawar

Imtiaz Ali Khan, Safi Ullah, Rasheed Akbar, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Saeed, Abid Farid, Ijaz Ali, Mukhtar Alam, Walija Fayaz, Bismillah Shah, Ruidar Ali Shah, Mir Manzar Ud Din

Red pumpkin beetle Aulacophora foveicollis (Lucas) is a serious pest of pumpkin in Peshawar. Efficient control of A. foveicollis may utilize more than one control strategy.rnEfficacy of two synthetic (Malathion and Monocrotophos) and two botanical (Neem-seed crude extract and Parthenium plant extract) insecticides on three varieties of pumpkin was determined against A. foveicollis on pumpkin at the New Developmental farm (NDF) of the University of Agriculture Peshawar (UAP) during 2009. The results revealed that Monocrotophos and Malathion yielded lowest number of beetles with 0.05 and 0.07, 0.16 and 0.17, 0.19 and 0.19 beetles/m2, respectively after 1st, 2nd and 3rd chemical application. The botanical insecticides were partially effective in reducing the pest population. In control the pest population remained significantly higher than all the treatments throughout the growing period of crop. Pumpkin yield was highest in Malathion treatment with 19127 kg/ha while lowest in control with 4263 kg/ha. Swati (13815 kg/ha) and Bannu (13376 kg/ha) varieties yielded significantly higher than Kabli (12280 kg/ha) varieties. The present results might be useful in devising an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy against A. foveicollis on pumpkin in Peshawar.
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How to cite this article:
Imtiaz Ali Khan, Safi Ullah, Rasheed Akbar, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Saeed, Abid Farid, Ijaz Ali, Mukhtar Alam, Walija Fayaz, Bismillah Shah, Ruidar Ali Shah, Mir Manzar Ud Din. Study on synthetic and botanical insecticidal control of Aulacophora foveicollis (Lucas) (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) on three pumpkin varieties in Peshawar. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2015; 3(6): 103-107.
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