Efficacy of Insecticides Against Cotton Pink Bollworm Pectinophora Gossypiella(saunders)


  • Malsawmtlunga Hnialum Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • V Chinna Babu Naik Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra, India.
  • N V Lavhe Dept of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444104, Maharashtra, India.
  • Banka Kanda Kishore Reddy Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reddipalli (ANGRAU), Andhra Pradesh 515701, India.




Pectinophora gossypiella, Cotton, Spinosad, Emamectin, Benzoate, Cypermethrin Efficacy, Insecticides, Management, Field, Boll Infestation, Locule Damage, Mortality, Control.


A field study assessed the efficacy of insecticides against pink bollworm of cotton. Spinosad 45SC treated cotton had the lowest infestation at 23.95% in the first spray, while cypermethrin 25EC had a 26.06% infestation in the second spray. Emamectin benzoate 5SG and spinosad 45SC were the most potent insecticides for locule damage reduction. Emamectin benzoate 5SG had 70.54% mortality in the first spray, while spinosad 45SC had 76.2% mortality in the second spray. Emamectin benzoate 5SG, spinosad 45SC, and cypermethrin 25EC were the most effective insecticides overall.


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Hnialum, M., Naik, V. C. B., Lavhe, N. V., & Kishore Reddy, B. K. (2023). Efficacy of Insecticides Against Cotton Pink Bollworm <i>Pectinophora Gossypiella</i>(saunders). Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(1), 180–183. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2023.947



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