Integrated Management of Rodent Pests in Sugarcane Using Rodenticides and Antifertilty Agent Triptolide


  • Navdeep Kaur Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab
  • Neena Singla Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab



Bromadiolone, zinc phosphide, triptolide, rodents, rebuildup, antifertility agent, burrow count, sugarcane, cane maturation, cut canes, damage, yield loss


Five blocks of farmer’s sugarcane fields were selected in district Jalandhar, Punjab during December 2016 to February 2017. These blocks were treated with 2% zinc phosphide (ZnP), 2% ZnP+ 0.005% bromadiolone (Br), 2% ZnP+ 0.25% triptolide (Tr) and 2% ZnP+ 0.005% Br+ 0.25% Tr at cane maturation stage; and 5th block was kept as untreated control. The post census and % re-buildup of rodents after 30 and 45 days of Tr treatment and cut canes (%) were significantly less in rodenticides+ Tr treated blocks (ZnP+ Tr and ZnP+ Br+ Tr) as compared to blocks treated only with rodenticides (ZnP alone and ZnP + Br). However, burrows and yield loss were found to be significantly less with ZnP+ Br+ Tr treatment. Thus, antifertilty agent, triptolide can be used along with rodenticides for better control of rodents in sugarcane.


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Kaur, N., & Singla, N. (2023). Integrated Management of Rodent Pests in Sugarcane Using Rodenticides and Antifertilty Agent Triptolide. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 780–782.



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