Impact of various treatments against brinjal shoot and fruit borer
Muhammad Asif Khan, Saeed Khan, Sajjad Ahmad, Imran Shinwari, Toheed Iqbal, Mirza Hassan and Fahad Shah
Brinjal (Solanum melongena) is one of the main vegetable of Pakistan. It is also known as an aubergine belongs to Solanaceae family. The present study was conducted at Medicinal Garden, newly Developed Malakandir Farm, University of Agriculture Peshawar-Pakistan during summer, 2015. Main plot was divided into 24 sub-plots in which 15 plants of Brinjal variety Neelam were transplanted with 0.44m & 0.55m distance kept in plant to plant & row to row, respectively. The results showed that estimated high yield (1641.41 kg ha-1) and less mean no. of infested shoots (4.43) and fruits (0.76) were recorded in Cypermethrin + Neem oil + Physical control, followed by Cypermethrin + Neem oil (6.15, 1.13) and Cypermethrin (7.28, 1.42). Similarly less yield (275.48 kg ha-1) and high mean no. of shoots and fruits infestation, 12.2 & 2.94, respectively were recorded in Control, followed by Physical control measure viz., 10.48 & 2.48 and in Neem oil recorded 9.44 & 2.19, respectively. Thus, the results revealed that T7 showed highly significant differences in management of L.orbonalis among all treatments by registering high yield and less no. of infested shoots & fruits of brinjal.
Muhammad Asif Khan, Saeed Khan, Sajjad Ahmad, Imran Shinwari, Toheed Iqbal, Mirza Hassan and Fahad Shah. Impact of various treatments against brinjal shoot and fruit borer. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2017; 5(4): 57-62.