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COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT INSECTICIDES AGAINST SUCKING PESTS OF COTTON
Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Razaq, Syed Attaullah Shah and Faheem Ahmad
University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
Abstract: Seven insecticides, viz. Mospilan 20SP, Confidor 200SL, Talstar 10EC, Advantage 20EC, Actara 25WG, Polo 500EC and Tamaron 60SL were evaluated for their efficacy against jassid (Amarasca devastans Dist.), whitefly (Bemisia tabaci (Genn.)) and thrips (Thrips tabaci Lind.) on cotton, at the University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. The most effective insecticides for jassid, up to seven days were Confidor and Mospilan, while Advantage was ineffective to control jassid population. Against whitefly the most effective insecticides were Mospilan and Actara, while Mospilan, Confidor and Tamaron were highly effective against thrips.
Keywords: Amarasca devastans, Bemisia tabaci, Chemical control, Gossypium hirsutum L., Thrips tabaci.