International Sugar Journal

Effect of field application of three insecticides on sugarcane whitefly, Neomaskellia andropogonis: Preliminary results [Full subscriber]

Abstract A field experiment was conducted at a commercial farm in Khuzestan Province, Iran in 2016 with cane varieties IRC99-02 and CP69-1062 to elicit the efficacy three insecticides including proteus, spirotetramat, and pyriproxyfen against the sugarcane pest whitefly Neomaskellia andropogonis (Corbett) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). The experiments were conducted in a randomized complete block design with four blocks. In each block, 12 sugarcane leaves were randomly collected and the population abundance of sugarcane whitefly at different life stages was counted one day before and 3, 7, 15 and 30 days after application insecticides. The number of N. andropogonis parasitized nymphs was also…

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