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Bio-efficacy of Flubendiamide 480 SC (Fame 480 SC) against Fruit Borer in Gherkin  

R. A. Balikai , C.P.  Mallapur
Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 28   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0028
Received: 15 Oct., 2017    Accepted: 23 Oct., 2017    Published: 01 Dec., 2017
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Balikai R.A., and Mallapur C.P., 2017, Bio-efficacy of flubendiamide 480 SC (Fame 480 SC) against fruit borer in Gherkin, International Journal of Horticulture, 7(28): 250-261 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0028)


The field experiments were carried out for two consecutive rabi/summer seasons of 2009-10 and 2010-11 in the farmer’s fields in Kalaghatagi village in Dharwad district, Karnataka, India to evaluate flubendiamide against pumpkin caterpillar or gherkin fruit borer, Diaphania indica (Saunders). Results revealed that three sprays of flubendiamide 480 SC @ 60 g a.i./ha and indoxacarb 14.5 SL @ 21.75 g a.i./ha afforded highest protection against fruit borer with 91.3 and 90.5 per cent during first season and 89.1 and 87.0 per cent during second season, respectively over untreated check and produced higher marketable fruit yield of 10.45 and 10.24 t/ha during first season and 9.65 and 9.52 t/ha during second season, respectively and were significantly superior over rest of the insecticidal treatments. Even though there was a slight decrease in population of coccinellid beetles after sprays, the population did not vary among various insecticidal treatments at three, seven and ten days after first, second and third spray during both the seasons. None of the insecticidal treatments showed any type of phytotoxic symptoms on gherkin plants at one, three, seven ten and fifteen days after spraying of flubendiamide 480 SC @ 60 g a.i./ha, flubendiamide 480 SC @ 120 g a.i./ha and flubendiamide 480 SC @ 180 g a.i./ha.

Flubendiamide 480 SC; Fame 480 SC; Gherkin fruit borer; Diaphania indica
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