MADRAS AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL

Evaluation of spinetoram and sulfoxaflor against Flea beetle, Scelodonta strigicollis Motschulsky on Grapevine

Abstract

                                Grapevine flea beetle, Scelodonta strigicollis Motschulsky is a regular and severe pest in the grape growing area in peninsular India. The combination product spinetoram 10% w/w + sulfoxaflor 30% w/w WG was evaluated against this pest for Kharif 2015 and summer 2016 seasons at Odaipatty village of Chinnamanur block, Theni District, Tamil Nadu under field conditions. Three applications of foliar spray of spinetoram 10% w/w + sulfoxaflor 30% w/w WG @350 ml/ha and spinetoram 10% + sulfoxaflor 30% WG @300 ml/ha were superior and effective in reducing the flea beetle damage which also contributed higher fruit yield and Cost-Benefit Ratio.

Key words : nsecticides, grapes, Scelodonta strigicollis, spinetoram, sulfoxaflor.