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Growth Controlling Effect of Thuricide on Diacrisia Obliqua

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, Janta College, Bakewar (Etawah), U.P., India

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 1-4, October,24 (2016)


Diacrisia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) is a well known Pest of various economically important crops. It causes a huge loss to farmers. In order to control this pest, thuricide (a bacterial preparation) was administered and tested by Leaf Dip Method (LDM) and Topical Method (TM). It was found that thuricide reduces the accumulation of biomass in larva, pupa and adults from lowest concentration (0.05%) to highest concentration (1.0%). Biomass decreases with the increasing concentration of thuricide and it differed significantly with the concentration of bacterial preparation (P<0.01). It was also noticed that thuricide gives better results under LDM.


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