Biological Control of Bark Eating Caterpillar Indarbela Quadrinotata in Indian Gooseberry

Authors(3) :-Savita Raidas, Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Sandeep Pandey

Field trials were carried out to study the efficacy of different entomopathogens, commercial bio-pesticides and plant extract against bark eating caterpillar (Inderbela quadrinotata wlk.) on Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis). All the treatments show remarkable variations against the moth. Among the treatments the bio-pesticides were found superior over entomopathogens in frass reduction of the caterpillar. The result reveals that neem extracts shows maximumfrass reductionof the larvaefollowed by Bacillus thuringiensis and Beauveria bassiana over control. Further, the efficacy test of entomopathgens reveals that Fusarium moniliformae was found comparably the best among the other tested fungal isolates in frass reduction. The use of biopesticides preferably the entomopathogens in pest management, is widely acceptable as it is safer and economical maintaining the ecological balance of the nature.

Authors and Affiliations

Savita Raidas
G.M.H. College of Home Science and Science for Women, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Sandeep Kumar
School of Environmental Biology, A.P.S. University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh India
Dr. Sandeep Pandey
School of Environmental Biology, A.P.S. University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh India

bark eating caterpillar, biological control, plant extract, entomopathogens, Indian gooseberry

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-08-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 29-33
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162376
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Savita Raidas, Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Sandeep Pandey, " Biological Control of Bark Eating Caterpillar Indarbela Quadrinotata in Indian Gooseberry, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.29-33, July-August-2016. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST162376
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