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Insecticidal Potential of some Fermented Native Plant Extracts for the Management of White Grub (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera) Infestation on Potato Tubers in Skardu Baltistan

Insecticidal Potential of some Fermented Native Plant Extracts for the Management of White Grub (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera) Infestation on Potato Tubers in Skardu Baltistan

Muhammad Ayub1*, Munir Hussain2, Sher Ahmad2, Syed Arif Hussain Rizvi3, Shahid Hussain1, Muhammad Qasim2, Muhammad Din2, Muhammad Ishaque Mastoi4 and Tajudin2

1PARC, Agricultural Research Station, Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan; 2Mountain Agricultural Research Centre, Juglote, Gilgit, Pakistan; 3Institute of Plant and Environmental Protection, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan; 4Plant Sciences Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

*Correspondence | Muhammad Ayub, PARC, Agricultural Research Station, Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan; Email: ayubskd2011@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the fourth major food crop of the world and it is gaining status of cash crop in Gilgit Baltistan. White grub is most destructive insect pest damaging potato tubers and causes economic loss of Gilgit-Baltistan. The study was conducted with an aim to develop eco-friendly management of white grub. Fermented extracts of four herbs Sophora alopecuroides, Artemisia sieversiana, Peganum harmalla and Tagetes minuta were evaluated against white grub under field conditions for two consecutive growing seasons during 2018 and 2019. The minimum per cent infestation, number of white grubs per plot, yield loss and maximum tuber yield was recorded in plots treated with S. alopecuroides fermented extract and Refree. The fermented extract of S. alopecuroides significantly reduced percent infestation, number of white grub per plot and yield losses as compared to the control plot, however efficacy of the fermented extract of A. sieversiana, P. harmala and T. minuta was significantly low as compared to Refree. Our current field study indicated that the fermented extract of S. alopecuroides has potential to develop eco-friendly approach for management of white grub.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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