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Evaluating the efficacy of insecticides to control Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in eggplant

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Kay, I. R. and Brown, J. D. (2009) Evaluating the efficacy of insecticides to control Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in eggplant. Australian Journal of Entomology, 48 (2). pp. 177-181.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-6055.2008.00687.x

Publisher URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com


The efficacy of insecticides in controlling Sceliodes cordalis, eggfruit caterpillar, in eggplant was tested in four small plot trials because there has been a very limited range of insecticides available to manage this pest. Weekly applications of bifenthrin, flubendiamide, methoxyfenozide, chlorantraniliprole and spinosad and twice weekly applications of methomyl provided control as measured by a percentage of damaged fruit significantly lower than that in an untreated control. Twice weekly applications of methoxyfenozide, chlorantraniliprole or spinosad were not significantly more effective than weekly applications. Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, emamectin benzoate, indoxacarb, methomyl and pyridalyl applied weekly were ineffective, with percentages of damaged fruit not significantly different from the untreated control. These trials have identified a number of insecticides that could be used to manage S. cordalis, including several that would be compatible with integrated pest management programs in eggplant.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:QPIF
Additional Information:© 2009 The State of Queensland through its Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. © Australian Entomological Society. © Blackwell Publishing.
Keywords:Eggfruit caterpillar; Solanum melongena; vegetable.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees
Plant culture > Vegetables
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:14 Jul 2009 06:04
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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