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Chemical Control of Sugarcane Stem Borer, Chilo infuscatellus Snellen (Crambidae: Leqidoptera) at Tando Jam

Muzaffar A. Talpur , Imtiaz A. Nizamani and Khalid H. Qureshi
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An experiment was conducted to assess the chemical control of sugarcane stem borer, Chilo infuscatellus (Sn). In the experimental area of Sugarcane Section, Agriculture Research Institute, Tandojam during 1999-2000 season. Four insecticides namely Furadan 3G (carbofuran) at 12 kg/ac, Padan 4G (cartap) at 9 kg/ac, Basudin 10G (diazinon) at 9 kg/ac and Thimet 5G (phorate) at 10 kg/ac and compared with an un-treated (check plots) using a “Complete Randomized Block Design” with three replicates. It was found that all insecticides minimum infestation percentage of stem borer significantly at 10, 15 and 30 days of post- treatment and increased cane yield over check plot. Among the best products Furadan proved superior in checking stem borer infestation over rest of the product tested.

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Muzaffar A. Talpur , Imtiaz A. Nizamani and Khalid H. Qureshi , 2002. Chemical Control of Sugarcane Stem Borer, Chilo infuscatellus Snellen (Crambidae: Leqidoptera) at Tando Jam. Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 341-343.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2002.341.343


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