Wali Muhammad, Shahid Hussain, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Waseem Shehzad, Waqar Jalil


The present study was conducted in a farmer field of tehsil Kot Addu, district Muzaffargarh to evaluate the efficacy of different insecticides available in the market against sugarcane whitefly (Aleurolobus barodensis Mask) in ratoon US-633 sugarcane variety. There was a total five treatments including a check. Four insecticides including Oshin (Dinotefuron), Movento (Spirotetramate), Pyriproxyfen (Pyriproxyfen) and Matoi (Pyrifluquinazon) were used at the dose of 100 g, 125 ml, 500 ml and 200 g per acre respectively. The randomized complete block design was followed with three replications of each treatment. Insecticides were sprayed when the pest had reached the economic threshold level and data were recorded after three, seven, fourteen, twenty one and twenty seven days after treatment for comparison with pre-treatment pest population data. Results revealed that Matoi (Pyrifluquinazon) was the most effective insecticide against sugarcane whitefly in ratoon US-633 sugarcane variety with highest corrected mortality of 84.4 % followed by the Movento (Spirotetramate) with about 80% corrected mortality. The minimum corrected mortality (64 %) was resulted after spray of Oshin (Dinotefuron). It is concluded that Matoi (Pyrifluquinazon) should be recommended for control of sugarcane whitefly ata  dose of 200 g/acre.


Sugarcane whitefly; Aleurolobus barodensis; Whitefly Management; US-633

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33804/pp.005.02.3697


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