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Abstract

Effectiveness of insecticides against blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), infesting eucalyptus seedlings in middle Gujarat, India.

Abstract

The results of the experiment conducted in completely randomized design with 17 treatments (Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Imidacloprid @ 0.008%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Thiomethoxam @ 0.0125%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Clothianidin @ 0.025%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Triazophos @ 0.08%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Acephate @ 0.075%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Dimethoate @ 0.03%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Methyl-o-demeton @ 0.025%, Carbofuran 3G @ 1 g/plant+Phosphamidon @ 0.04%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Imidacloprid @ 0.008%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Thiomethoxam @ 0.0125%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Clothianidin @ 0.025%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Triazophos @ 0.08%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Acephate @ 0.075%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Dimethoate @ 0.03%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Methyl-o-demeton @ 0.025%, Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant+Phosphamidon @ 0.04% and control) and 3 repetitions during May to August, 2009 in eucalyptus nursery to evaluate effectiveness of insecticides against invasive gall inducer (blue gum chalcid), Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle revealed that application of Carbofuran 3G or Phorate 10G @ 1 g/plant in the soil 45 days after transferring the seedlings to polyethylene bag followed by spray application of dimethoate @ 0.03% or Phosphamidon @ 0.04% or Methyl-o-demeton @ 0.025% or Acephate @ 0.075% at 15 days interval starting after one month of granular application could be the effective strategy to check the infestation by the pest in eucalyptus nursery.