Effect of selected bio-pesticides on natural enemies in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) crop
SV Agale, GV Rangarao, KG Ambhure, S Gopalakrishnan and SP Wani
The field experiment conducted on Effect of selected bio-pesticides on natural enemies in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) crop was carried out in the experimental field of department of Entomology at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Hyderabad, during 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Repeated use of single insecticide for pod borers in pigeonpea may create some serious problem of development of resistance and residue in grain. Use of bio-pesticides is best alternate option of toxic insecticides. The our study shows that the use of biopesticides was reduce the cost of pesticides application and result excellent control major of pod borer in pigeonpea and safe guard for natural enemies. The result revealed that all the selected bio-pesticides treatments were found safer to natural enemies which helped to enhancing the activity of natural enemies’ population in pigeonpea crop.