Phytotoxicity Effect of Pongamia Oil on Chilli


  • A S Gadge Department of Entomology, College of Horticulture, Bagalkote 587104, Karnataka
  • Venkateshalu Department of Entomology, College of Horticulture, Bagalkote 587104, Karnataka
  • J B Gopali Department of Entomology, RHREC, Dharwad 580001, Karnataka
  • H P Hadimani Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Bagalkote 587104, Karnataka
  • Vijaymahantesh Department of Agronomy, KRCCH, Arabhavi 591218, Karnataka
  • Raghavendra S Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture, Shimoga 577201, Karnataka
  • V P Singh Department of PSMA, College of Horticulture, Bidar 585401, Karnataka



Capsicum annuum, sucking pests, pongamia oil, essential oil, karanjin, phytotoxicity, photosynthesis, plant growth, yield, benefit cost ratio


This study evaluated the phytotoxicity potential of pongamia oil on chilli plants. The pongamia oil at 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0 and 10% concentrations were evaluated under field conditions. The dose @ 0.5, 1.0 and 2.5% were observed to be safe with no phytotoxicity symptoms. Pongamia oil @ 5.0 and 10% caused the moderate and high phytotoxicity interfering with photosynthesis and plant growth.


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Gadge, A. S., Venkateshalu, Gopali, J. B., Hadimani, H. P., Vijaymahantesh, S, R., & Singh, V. P. (2023). Phytotoxicity Effect of Pongamia Oil on Chilli. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 712–714.



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