Utilization of vermiwash potential against insect pests of tomato

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Jijamata College, Bhende Tal- Newasa, Dist Ahmednagar, Maharashtra 414605, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 44-46, January,10 (2017)

Abstract

Vermiwash is brownish red coloured liquid obtained from the body of earthworm containing excretory products, mucus and soil micronutrients collected after passing water through column of worm action. It is used as spray on tomato plants for controlling insect pests. Our study examines the effect of vermiwash on the pest infestation (at 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentration of vermiwash) on the tomato plants. Vermiwash caused significant reduction in pest infestation of tomato crop. In order to evaluate the impact of vermiwash (at 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentration of vermiwash) in suppressing insect pests of tomato, a field experiment was conducted. The vermiwash concentration 20% and 30% solutions were less effective as compared to 40% and 50% solutions against insect pest of tomato.

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