Management practices for fruit fly, Bactocera cucurbitae Coq. affected on Cucumis melo L. var. conomon
Vinutha B and YK Kotikal
The research was undertaken at the College of Horticulture, UHS, Bagalkot, during 2015-2016 to study the bio efficacy of some botanicals, insecticides and plant extracts which were effective against fruit fly Bactocera cucurbitae (Coquillet) on Oriental pickling melon. The results indicated that the molecules viz., deltamethrin 2.8% EC @ 0.5ml/l, Azadirachtin 10000ppm @ 1ml/l, NSKE 4% @ 40ml/l and indoxacarb 15.8% EC @ 0.3 ml/l of water were found very effective in minimizing the fly population and were superior in reducing the fruit damage and also fetched higher yields of 18.33, 18.16 18.2 and 18.2 t/ha, respectively throughout period of experiment.