Section 1
Chapter 839

Chemical control of sorghum stem borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe)

Kundu, G.G.; Kishore, P.

Indian Journal of Entomology 42(4): 791-793


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8288
Accession: 000838288

Field experiments were carried out in Udaipur, India, during 1975 and 1976 to test the effectiveness of several granular insecticidal treatments against Chilo partellus (Swinh.) on sorghum. On the basis of percentage leaf injury, percentage dead heart, percentage stem tunnelling and yield of grain and fodder, lindane, monocrotophos, endosulfan and carbaryl applied together with phorate (for the control of the sorghum shootfly [Atherigona soccata Rond.]) were found to be superior to endrin, dimethoate and malathion applied with phorate in reducing infestation by C. partellus and increasing the grain yield. Lindane was the most effective compound in 1975 and endosulfan in 1976.

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