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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1213-1222
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1213.1222
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Management of Helicoverpa armigera: A Review and Prospectus for Pakistan

Shahid Karim

Helicoverpa armigera is a key pest of agriculture and horticulture in Pakistan. Costs of management and damage are gigantic in a wide range of food and fiber crops. It has been recorded on more than 100 cultivated and wild host plants. Key factors contributing to the pest status of H. armigera are its polyphagy, mobility, diapause and high fecundity. Control of H. armigera heavily depends on the use of chemical pesticides. However, resistance to all commercially available insecticides has been detected in H. armigera. The increasing emergence of resistance problems means there is an urgent need for the development of management strategies, which are less dependent on chemical insecticides and/or less conducive to the development of resistance to the control measures, used.
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  •    Field Efficacy of CAMB Bacillus thuringiensis Biopesticide to Control Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) and Earias vitella (Fabricius) in Okra Crop
  •    Shelf Life and Field Evaluation of CAMB Bacillus thuringiensis Biopesticide Against Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Tomato
  •    Field Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis, Insect Growth Regulators, Chemical Pesticide Against Helicoverpa armigera (Huber) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Their Compatibility For Integrated Pest Management
  •    Rice Insect Pests of Pakistan and Their Control: A Lesson from past for Sustainable Future Integrated Pest Management
How to cite this article:

Shahid Karim , 2000. Management of Helicoverpa armigera: A Review and Prospectus for Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1213-1222.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1213.1222






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