Effect of new insecticide molecules on predators of rice ecosystem
K Deekshita, CV Rama Rao, C Sandhya Rani and V Prasanna Kumari
Field experiment was conducted to evaluate the toxicity of newer insecticide molecules viz., imidacloprid 17.8 SL, thiamethoxam 25 WG, acetamiprid 20 SP, sulfoxaflor 25 SC, dinotefuran 20 SG, pymetrozine 50 WG, buprofezin 25 SC, monocrotophos + dichlorvos 36 SL + 76 EC against spiders and mirid bugs of rice ecosystem in Agricultural College Farm, Bapatla during kharif 2015. Among all the insecticides pymetrozine 50 WG @ 0.5 g l-1 proved safer to the green mirid bugs with lowest percent mortality of 16.96 redcution over precount after two rounds of spray. The safest treatment to spiders is sulfoxaflor with 20.40 percent mortality of spiders over precount followed by pymetrozine 50 WG @ 0.5 g l-1 (23.89 percent).