Effect of few Commercial Neem-Based Insecticides in the Management of Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Vijayalakshmi, CK Tintumol, K Vinodkumar, PK     

Abstract

The potential of neem based products are well exploited in agriculture for the effective management of pests.  Insect pests are one of the major threats to coffee industry and coffee berry borer is one among them. Several pesticides have been screened and recommended since many years for the control of berry borer, Several plant based products are now available for management of pests. Present paper discusses efficiency of few commercial neem based insecticides in field as well as in laboratory to control berry borer. Jawan, Nimbicidin, Neem guard and Achook at 1% and 2% dosages were tested in lab as well as in field.   The study concluded that the field efficacy of neem products  is poor compared to laboratory trials. Field trial using neem oil on berry borer infestation showed that neem has a pronounced repellent action on the pest. Being a beverage the quality of coffee is of prime concern and the relevance of experiments with biopesticides which leaves no residue on the final product  after application gains importance.


MS Received Date:   2014-01-17  MS Accepted Date:  2014-02-11  MS Published Date:  2014-03-16
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Vijayalakshmi, CK, Tintumol, K., Vinodkumar, PK. "Effect of few Commercial Neem-Based Insecticides in the Management of Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.1 (2014): 22-25.
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Vijayalakshmi,, CK., Tintumol,, K., Vinodkumar,, PK. (2014). Effect of few Commercial Neem-Based Insecticides in the Management of Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(1), 22-25.
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Vijayalakshmi, CK, Tintumol, K, Vinodkumar, PK. Effect of few Commercial Neem-Based Insecticides in the Management of Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(1): 22-25.
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