Management of leaf miners infesting tomato under protected cultivation.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of YST (yellow sticky trap) and BST (blue sticky trap) in monitoring the leaf miners Liriomyza trifolii and Tuta absoluta on tomato under protected cultivation. The efficacy of insecticides viz., acephate 75SP, acetamiprid 20SP, diafenthiuron 50WP, spiromesifen 22.9SC, Beauveria bassiana @ 4g/ l and neem oil @ 10 ml/ l including untreated control were also evaluated along with. The maximum trap catches (11.25/ trap) of T. absoluta was observed during 39th standard meteorological week (SMW), and with L. trifolii, it was (8.25/ trap) during 37th SMW in YST. Among the insecticides, acephate 75SP was highly effective with 59.50% reduction in incidence.