Efficacy of Chlorfenapyr 24%SC Against the Pigeon Pea Pod Borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)


  • S. S. Karabhantanal All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Vijayapur 586101, Karnataka
  • Saicharan Dharavath Department of Agricultural Entomology, UAS Dharwad, College of Agriculture, Vijayapur 586101, Karnataka




Helicoverpa armigera, pigeon pea, insecticides, efficacy, chlorfenapyr, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, monocrotophos, pod damage, yield


A field experiment was carried out on pigeon pea for the management of pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) during kharif 2016-17 and 2017-18 at the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Vijayapura, Karnataka. The pooled data indicate that chlorfenapyr 24%SC @ 288 g ai/ ha (1200 ml/ ha) lead to 0.10 larvae/ plant and 70.72% reduction over control, which was on par with that of chlorantraniliprole 18.50SC @ 20 g ai/ ha (200 ml/ ha) with 89.35% reduction. Chlorfenapyr 24%SC @ 288 g ai/ ha (9.19% and 11.58 q/ ha) and chlorantraniliprole 18.50SC @ 20 g ai/ ha (7.34% and 12.25 q/ ha) were on par with each other in respect of pod damage and grain yield.


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Karabhantanal, S. S. ., & Dharavath, S. (2022). Efficacy of Chlorfenapyr 24%SC Against the Pigeon Pea Pod Borer <i>Helicoverpa armigera</i> (Hubner). Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(4), 830–832. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.89



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