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P-ISSN: 2788-8428, E-ISSN: 2788-8436

2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A


Field evaluation of insecticides against chickpea Podborer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in the midlands of Bale Zone


Author(s): Dagne Kora and Ermias Teshome

Abstract: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is one of the first grain legumes originated and domesticated in western Asia and spread to India, Europe and Africa. Ethiopia is considered as a secondary center of genetic diversity for chickpea. The field experiment was conducted at Goro district on two sites (farmers’field and SARC sub-site) for two consecutive years to study the effectiveness of different insecticides for management of chick pea pod borer. Chick pea Varietiy Arerit and nine insecticides were used as a treatment in the experiment. All the tested insecticides significantly reduced the pod borer larval population as compared to the unsprayed treatments. The percentage of larval population reduced over check was highly recorded with Profit 72% EC (97.52), sprayed plots followed by Karate 5% EC (83.37) and Helerat 5% EC (83.37) spayed plots. The maximum percent yield was obtained from Helerat 5% EC sprayed plot with 73.62% followed by Karate 5%EC with 71.87% and Selecron 720 EC with 70.6% as compared to control plot. From the finding I recommend that insecticides Helerat 5% EC and Karate 5% EC are the most effective insecticide for controlling pod borer as compared to the tested insecticides, I also recommending all the insecticides tested in the experiment addition of the two against pod borer of chickpea at the right time and optimum rate. Hence, any stake holders who are working on the production of chickpea can use one insecticide in the absence of the other as an option/alternatives to increase their productivity even if they have different degrees of efficacy.

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How to cite this article:
Dagne Kora, Ermias Teshome. Field evaluation of insecticides against chickpea Podborer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in the midlands of Bale Zone. Zool Entomol Lett 2023;3(1):43-46.

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